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How to Part Ways With a Patient - Without Liability
Posted on: 10/13/2016

When exactly does a physician-patient relationship begin? It is established once an appointment has been made for a patient to see a physician.

So what about endings?

Generally, physicians may withdraw from a physician-patient relationship, provided the relationship is terminated in the proper manner. However, termination of the relationship can be difficult in some situations.

Learn more with ISMS' medical legal guideline, Physician-Patient Relationship: Withdrawal or Termination. This resource covers various circumstances in which ending the physician-patient relationship may be desirable, and discusses the process for terminating the relationship.

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