Quick Check: Patient Dismissal Process

Using our Quick Check tool can help you improve your process for dismissing patients from your practice.

The checklist addresses practice policies and procedures and the elements required for preparing, sending, and documenting a written notice of patient dismissal.

The tool also provides a resource list and contact details for additional guidance.


The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

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