Notice and Compliance Requirements Concerning COVID-19 Minimum Standards of Safe Practice
Please review the following requirements, before your visit, that were set forth by Governor Abbott’s order as of May 1, 2020.
(i) All physicians providing patient care or engaging in an in-
person patient encounter, must implement the following minimum
COVID-19 standards of safe practice.
(I) a mask must be worn by both the patient and physician or
the physician’s delegate when in proximity of the patient
(meaning less than a 6-foot distance between the patient and
the physician or the physician’s delegate);
(II) follow policies the physician, medical and healthcare
practice, or facility has in place regarding COVID-19
screening and testing and/or screening patients;
(III) that, before any encounter, patients must be screened for
potential symptoms of COVID-19 or verified previously
screened within last 20 days; and
(IV) that prior to care involving a medical procedure or
surgery on the mucous membranes, including the respiratory
tract, with a high risk of aerosol transmission, the minimum
safety equipment used by a physician or physician’s delegate
should include N95 masks, or an equivalent protection from
aerosolized particles, and face shields.