Patient Accusations: Handle with Care

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PICTURE THIS. You receive a call or letter from your regulating body, “the College”, informing you that you have been accused of one of the following: improperly touching a patient in a sexual manner; falsely informing a patient that your treatments would cure his arthritis; or failing to provide a patient with a medically necessary service.

What is your next step- or should I say, your next breath?

Believe it or not, many physicians respond directly to the College on the telephone, they either deny the charge or make a feeble attempt at an explanation. What physicians should do is thank the College politely for the information, hang up and contact a lawyer or their local medical association.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd, TTL Health Law | Attorney Advertising

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