Risk Management

Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship

Ophthalmologists frequently have questions about terminating the physician-patient relationship. Using the sample letters and guidelines provided in   this document will help minimize the risk of patient harm and of allegations of patient abandonment. OMIC policyholders may contact our confidential Risk Management Hotline for assistance by emailing us at riskmanagement@omic.com or calling 800-562-6642, option 4.

Following the advice in Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship can help minimize the risk of patient harm, and reduce the likelihood of allegations of patient abandonment.

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