We have just been told that we no longer need to obtain an informed consent to place a PICC line in our facility. I work in California in a large cardiac hospital. It has been determined that because it is a "common procedure" it no longer is needed. My concern is that there are still risks and the patient must be informed of the risk vs the benifit issue. WillÂ we be covered, so to speak by continuing to document our teaching on a teaching sheet listing the potential PICC-related complications. Any ideas.Â What is every else doing?