Legal implications for standard of care related to Dismissing the non-compliant patient
When dismissing a non-compliant patient there are certain legal implications for standard of care that should be followed. The patient should be notified about the dismissal in a letter written 30days days before the dismissal date. The letter should also be sent via a certified mail with a signature request to show the patient received the letter. The physician should also help the patient to get a new doctor by recommending them or by contacting the doctor for them. This will help to prevent abandonment of the patient. The doctor can also offer to forward copies of the patient’s medical records to the new physician (Davenport & lippman, 2011).
Components of a malpractice policy related to Dismissing the non-compliant patient
When dismissing a non-compliant patient, there are certain practices which are considered as malpractice. Such practices include the following. It is a malpractice to dismiss a patient when he or she is in a critical condition or in the middle of a treatment or in the third trimester of a pregnancy. It is also important to warn a patient before dismissing him/her for a mistake done. Thus a patient should not be dismissed without a warning. A patient should also be given 30days to avoid abandonment during which emergency services will be provided when needed after which the patient is supposed to have found another physician. It is also a malpractice for the patient to be informed a by a receptionist about the dismissal. The doctor should be the one to inform the patient about the dismissal (Cepelewicz, 2014).
Collaborative agreement, knowledge and rules in regards to Nurse practitioner practice in dismissing a non-compliant patient
According to the American Medical Association (AMA) dismissal of non-compliant patient can be as a result of recurrent failure to keep appointments without giving reasons or explaining to the doctor. A patient can also be dismissed if they are unwilling or unable to pay for the services provided. The patient can also be dismissed if they show violent or abusive behavior to the physician or other employees (Tomey, 2015)
Cepelewicz, B. (2014). Firing a patient: When it’s needed and how physicians can handle it correctly. Medical Economics. Retrieved from http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/content/tags/malpractice/firing-patient-when-its-needed-and-how-physicians-can-han?page=full
Davenport, J. & Lippman, H. (2011). Patient dismissal: The right way to do it. FAMILY PRACTICE. Retrieved from http://www.mdedge.com/jfponline/article/64240/practice-management/patient-dismissal-right-way-do-it
Tomey,, S. (2015). Removing a patient from your practice: A physician’s legal and ethical responsibilities. Medical Economics. Retrieved from http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/removing-patient-your-practice-physicians-legal-and-ethical-responsibilities?page=full
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