Vaccinations: Invasive, or not?
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|Wed, 08-25-2010 - 7:34pm|
Would you define a vaccination as an "invasive procedure"?
Texas health codes define "invasive procedures" as:
3) "Invasive procedure" means:
(A) a surgical entry into tissues, cavities, or organs; or
(B) repair of major traumatic injuries associated with any of the following:
(i) an operating or delivery room, emergency department, or outpatient setting, including a physician's or dentist's office;
(ii) cardiac catheterization or angiographic procedures;
(iii) a vaginal or cesarean delivery or other invasive obstetric procedure during which bleeding may occur; or
(iv) the manipulation, cutting, or removal of any oral or perioral tissues, including tooth structure, during which bleeding occurs or the potential for bleeding exists.
Would you define an injection as a surgical procedure? We're looking at the issue of consent for taking the kids to get their before-school shots.