February 21, 2005

Medical disclosures get a new beat

Health care providers and physicians are required to inform patients of the risks and hazards surrounding certain treatments, care and procedures.

A proposed rule in the February 4th edition of the Texas Register adds certain Cardiac and Vascular procedures to the list of treatments for which full disclosure of risks and hazards is required.

This includes procedures such as heart transplants, bypasses and valve replacements. For a complete list, check out the Texas Register proposed rule.