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TMB Publishes Guidance on Elective Surgeries During COVID-19 Response

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Texas Physicians, the Texas Medical Board posted online guidance on the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures during the COVID-19 disaster response. This guidance was developed with input from the Office of the Governor.

To view the guidance document and FAQs, please visit the TMB’s webpage:

In summary, TMB’s guidance follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and supporting guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which calls for postponement of all non-urgent elective surgeries and procedures in inpatient and outpatient settings. TMB’s guidance is for the postponement of non-urgent elective surgeries and procedures until the end of the Governor’s Disaster Declaration or until the CDC guidelines change, whichever is earlier.