Adverse Incident Reporting in Office Practice Setting Statute Amended Related to Cataract Surgery

Fla. Stat. § 458.351 and 459.026 are amended to provide the authority for the Board to adopt rules establishing a standard informed consent form setting out the specific risks related to cataract surgery in office practice settings as well as other specific requirements applicable to that informed consent, including when it is executed, and the rebuttable presumption afforded to such a valid informed consent.

Additionally, if the incident is the result of one of the specific risks described in the signed consent form, it is not to be considered an adverse incident.

 

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