TABLE 1.

State Standards to Determine Adequacy of Disclosure

StatePhysician BasedPatient BasedHybrid
AlabamaX
AlaskaX
ArizonaX
ArkansasX
CaliforniaX
ColoradoX
ConnecticutX
DelawareX
District of ColumbiaX
FloridaX
GeorgiaX
HawaiiX
IdahoX
IllinoisX
IndianaX
IowaX
KansasX
KentuckyX
LouisianaX
MaineX
MarylandX
MassachusettsX
MichiganX
MinnesotaX
MississippiX
MissouriX
MontanaX
NebraskaX
NevadaX
New HampshireX
New JerseyX
New MexicoX
New YorkX
North CarolinaX
North DakotaX
OhioX
OklahomaX
OregonX
PennsylvaniaX
Rhode IslandX
South CarolinaX
South DakotaX
TennesseeX
TexasX
UtahX
VermontX
VirginiaX
WashingtonX
West VirginiaX
WisconsinX
WyomingX
  • This table attempts to summarize various federal and state laws into general categories for educational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice.

    Reprinted with permission from American Medical Association. Medicolegal Forms with Legal Analysis: Documenting Issues in the Patient-Physician Relationship. Kinderman K, ed. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 1999:121