Self-Reporting and Duty to Report Standards Revised

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The Self-Reporting to the College and Duty to Report a Colleague standards both deal with the sensitive issue of a physician who has a health condition which affects, or is reasonably likely to affect, his or her practice of medicine. In both of these standards, a fine balance must be struck between the need to protect patients and the need to …

Patient Records – Proof of Good Medical Practice

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A patient’s medical record serves three functions: To remind you of the care you provided to your patient. To enable someone else to step in and provide the appropriate care. To show diligence in the care provided, as required. While most physicians’ patient records are fine as a personal reminder, many do not meet the standard required for numbers 2 …