The Type B Procedures
We would like to know your views on the proposed medical procedures to be specified as Type B Procedures:
Carrying out radiological imaging which requires moving a patient from their existing location, including:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Computerised Tomography (CT) scan
- Transthoracic echocardiography
- Skin biopsy
- Scraping or swabbing of a body orifice (other than mouth, nostril or ear canal).
Question 1. If there is any proposed medical procedure in the Type B procedure list that you think should not be included, please comment here, and provide reasons why you think they should be removed.
Question 2. If there is any medical procedure not listed in the Type B procedures list, which you think should be included in this category, please comment here, and provide reasons why you think it should be included
Question 3. If you think that any amendments to the wording in the Type B procedures list are required, please comment here.
Circumstances in which Type B Procedures may be carried out
Question 4. We would like to know your views on the proposed condition that a Type B procedure may only be carried out if there is no Type A procedure which can provide the necessary information.
Question 5. We would like to know your views on the proposed condition that the agreement of two Registered Medical Practitioners, which will confirm the requirements for the Type B procedure to be carried out have been met, must be obtained and that the existence of such agreement must be recorded in writing.
Question 6. It is proposed that these conditions should apply to all specified procedures. We would like to know your views on this approach. Please give the reasons which underpin your view.
Ways in which Type B Procedures may be authorised
Question 7. It is proposed that all specified procedures are able to be carried out either with express authorisation by the individual or with nearest relative authorisation. We would like to know your views on this approach. Please give the reasons which underpin your view.