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:
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.