Massachusetts State Medical Board Takes Action on Simultaneous Surgeries

Following a Spotlight report by the Boston Globe and lawsuits filed by Lubin & Meyer regarding "concurrent surgeries," the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine approved new regulations requiring surgeons to document each time they enter and leave an operating room.

A January 7, 2016 article in the Boston Globe details,
"The board also approved a requirement that the primary surgeon identify the backup doctor who would assume responsibility if the first surgeon is going to leave the operating room. The new rules, among a series of regulation revisions that the board passed by a vote of 5 to 1 late Thursday, need the approval of several state agencies by the end of March before they can go into effect."
 — See full article: State acts on simultaneous surgeries
A letter to the editor by Nancy G. Brinker, board member and founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, supports regulation of the practice of simultaneous surgeries and asks the medical community to decide if it is in the best interest of patient safety. (See below.)
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