Hi, I’m attorney Renee Osipov with Chelle Law here in Scottsdale, Arizona. We draft employment agreements, policies, and patient letters for physicians within their practice. If you’re watching this video, it’s likely that you are a multi-physician practice, and one of those physicians has decided to either retire or leave the geographical area. The best way to communicate this information is via an official letter to your patients. Should send this out at least 30 days prior notice to the physician leaving and not sooner, to give plenty of time to patients to consider continuing care at your facility, or seeking care elsewhere. The letter should include notification of the change and then reassure them that they will still remain to have quality healthcare within your practice. You can also include, their medical records can be obtained upon request, or you can even include a medical release form.
And then depending on this situation, you can also include the physician’s contact information that’s leaving. But that’s definitely optional, especially considering why they’re leaving your practice. And then finally, you’re going to want to include just a brief apology and reassurance again, that they’re going to receive quality care. We know that every situation is unique. If you’d like more information can check out our website, Chelle Law, C H E L L E law.com. We have more information on there as well as our contact information. We’d be happy to set up a consultation with you and address all of your unique needs that come up for your practice with this similar situation. Thank you.
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