Procedures on Informed Consent Lists Revised
By David Doolittle

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The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP) recently approved changes to the lists of medical care and surgical procedures that require disclosure of specific risks and hazards.

The new rules revise care and treatments found on List A, which physicians are required to disclose to patients, and List B, which do not require disclosure.

The changes were published in the Texas Register on Aug. 17. 

The following areas of List A have been revised:
(f) Eye treatments and procedures
(g) Female genital system treatments and procedures
(i) Breast surgery (non-cosmetic)
(j) Male genital system
(k) Maternity and related cases
(l) Musculoskeletal system
(m) Nervous system treatments and procedures
(s) Laparoscopic/Thoracoscopic surgery (including robotic surgery)
(t) Pain management procedures
(v) Plastic surgery and surgery of the integumentary system

The following areas of List B have been revised:
(i) Breast surgery (non-cosmetic)
(j) Male genital system
(m) Nervous system
(s) Laparoscopic/Thoracoscopic surgery (including robotic surgery)
(v) Plastic surgery and surgery of the integumentary system

The updated lists can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

The Texas Medical Association also has more information about the TMDP on its website.


Last Updated On

September 04, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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