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Terminating the Patient-Physician Relationship (2nd edition)

Navigating Appropriate Notice, Difficult Patients, Closing a Practice, and More

This course will address how to appropriately dismiss patients, as well as help physicians identify circumstances that may complicate the termination process.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the reader should be able to:

  • recognize common reasons for termination of the patient-physician relationship;
  • identify circumstances that may preclude or complicate termination of the patient-physician relationship;
  • develop strategies to terminate the patient-physician relationship when appropriate;
  • discuss ways to manage a difficult patient; and
  • describe the steps to terminating a patient-physician relationship due to retirement, leaving a practice, or closing a practice.

CME Discount

TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

CME Credit

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This course has been designated by TMLT for 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Original release date: December 1, 2017
Review & re-release date: December 1, 2020
Expiration date: December 1, 2023

Take the course on our CME site.