Electromyography: Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure used to clinically diagnose a medical condition. This examination involves selection of appropriate muscles to be studied, modifying the examination as the data unfolds, inserting needle electrodes, recording and interpreting the data obtained, describing the findings, and rendering a diagnosis based upon integration of the clinical history, physical examination features, other pertinent clinical data, and the electromyographic findings. As this constitutes the practice of medicine, EMG should be performed only by a physician fully licensed in Texas who is also qualified by reason of education, training, and experience in these procedures. When intraoperative EMG monitoring is performed, it should be supervised either directly or via remote real time telemetry by a physician fully licensed in Texas who also is qualified by reason of education, training, and experience in these procedures. TMA supports, as a patient safety component, the active enforcement of these physician credentialing requirements (Committee on Rehabilitation, p 169, A-96; amended CSA Rep. 4-A-07; amended CSPH Rep. 3-A-17).
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May 30, 2017