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17-95-108.  Informed Consent Required For Gastric Bypass Surgery.

(a) No gastric bypass surgery may be performed in this state unless the physician who will perform the surgery has informed the patient in writing, as evidenced by the patient's signature, of the known risks and complications of the procedure, including, but not limited to:

(1) The surgery itself;

(2) All known and documented future complications that may occur as a result of the procedure;

(3) Side effects that may result from vitamin deficiency and malnutrition; and

(4) The requirements for appropriate follow up.

(b) (1) The Arkansas State Medical Board shall promulgate rules and regulations to enforce this section within six (6) months of July 16, 2003.

(2) The rules and regulations shall utilize scientifically accepted information from national medical specialty boards, organizations, or governmental agencies in determining the specific content and lists of complications or side effects, or both, that must be included in the informed consent.

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Asa Hutchinson
Asa Hutchinson
January 13, 2015 -
Republican
501-682-5080
425 W Capitol Ave. Suite 1620, Little Rock, AR, 72201

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