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Surgery/Invasive Procedures

Risks to Health Care Team

The WSMA recognizes that the decision to perform an invasive procedure which has the potential of placing the health care team at risk deserves and requires consideration of the medical necessity of the procedure and the benefit to the patient. The WSMA favors policies or standards which consider the risk to the health care team involved with invasive procedures. (Res 35, A-90) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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