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Risk Management Guide: Medical Office Closure

There are many reasons for closing your medical office, such as retirement, relocation, career change, sale, illness, or death. Regardless of the reason, developing a proactive closure plan is essential. An organized and efficient process will provide continuity of care to your patients, ensure proper health information management, and help protect against potential legal or regulatory action. The purpose of this guide is to provide recommendations on closing your medical office. Address the following in the planning process: Staff
  • Keep staff informed. Notify employees three (3) months before the anticipated closing date. Outline a plan regarding a severance policy and benefits. Consider providing incentives to encourage valued staff…

Curi’s risk mitigation resources and guidance are offered for educational and informational purposes only. This information is not medical or legal advice, does not replace independent professional judgment, does not constitute an endorsement of any kind, should not be deemed authoritative, and does not establish a standard of care in clinical settings or in courts of law. If you need legal advice, you should consult your independent/corporate counsel. We have found that using risk mitigation efforts can reduce malpractice risk; however, we do not make any guarantees that following these risk recommendations will prevent a complaint, claim, or suit from occurring, or mitigate the outcome(s) associated with any of them.