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Onboarding Practice Managers Toolkit

August 30, 2019

Medical Office Risk Management

Terminating the physician patient relationship

Once the physician establishes a physician patient relationship, he/she may not abandon the patient without the threat of potential liability. The physician is obligated to continue treating the patient until the patient’s condition no longer warrants it or the patient discharges the physician. The physician may also terminate the relationship by following these steps.

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The information provided in this resource does not constitute legal, medical or any other professional advice, nor does it establish a standard of care. This resource has been created as an aid to you in your practice. The ultimate decision on how to use the information provided rests solely with you, the PolicyOwner.