Patient Dismissal

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Patient Dismissal

The physician-patient relationship can be terminated for any non-discriminatory reason with proper notice. It is best to do so as cordially as possible.

Physicians without proper opioid prescribing policies may unknowingly help patients engage in illegal activities, and they could face liability issues.

Dismissing a patient from your medical practice without taking the proper precautions can raise ethical and legal problems.

Need to “fire” a patient for non-payment or disruptive behavior? There are ethical principles to consider.

When patient lateness is a problem, there is a solution. Here's what the experts say about keeping appointments on time at your medical practice.

This written patient no-show policy has helped one Massachusetts practice reduce its rate of missed and late appointments.

Here is why my pediatric practice requires 100 percent vaccination for patients and does not accept alternative schedules from parents.


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