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Office Policy Around Patient Dismissal

Infrequently over the years, there have been cases where a patient is dismissed from a physician’s family practice. This happens where there has been a significant breakdown in the physician-patient relationship. 

Some examples of situations that may lead to a significant breakdown include:

  • prescription-related fraud

  • where a patient frequently misses appointments without appropriate cause or notice

  • as a result of behaviour which significantly disrupts the practice and other forms of inappropriate behaviour, including abusive or threatening language.

In cases where it may be appropriate to end the physician-patient relationship, our physicians will consider each case independently and act where reasonable and appropriate. 

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