Physician-Patient Relationship: When Does It Begin and When Does It End?

Program Description

This enduring program will assist the physician in understanding the principles which form the establishment of a physician-patient relationship, as well as the concerns which may result in the need for the physician to consider terminating the physician-patient relationship.  Additionally, the importance of timely documentation will be presented for the learner’s consideration.

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify one way to notify a patient that the physician has not
    entered into a relationship with the patient.
  • Recognize what is meant by “curbside” consult.
  • Discuss the patient termination letter and what information
    should be included.

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.  

Faculty

Michelle Swift, BSN, JD, RN, Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company

Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President, Associated General Counsel, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit 

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one hour for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 17001.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 01-27-17
Expiration Date for This Activity: 01-27-20

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for 1.25 continuing education credits. Dentists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#: TDE 17001.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 01-27-17
Expiration Date for This Activity: 01-27-20

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Technical Requirements

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.  For all activities featuring audio you must have a sound card and speakers. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, you must have JavaScript and session cookies enabled on your computer.  Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

Resources

Click Here to download a PDF with resources related to this program.

Contact CME

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call (800) 421-2368, extension 1243.