Practice Resources

Closing a Practice

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This lesson on closing your practice will help provide the steps needed to be taken to ensure that you meet all of the legal obligations and guidelines associated with closing your practice.

Details are provided on when and how to notify patients and other key stakeholders including sample letters informing the patients of the closure.  In addition, the lesson provides the legal obligation of informing employees of the closure, selling office furniture and equipment, disposal of drug samples along with the transfer/retaining the patient medical records and storing them. 

Key Points

  • Importance of Notifying Patient of Closure
  • Importance of Notifying Other Key Stakeholders of Closure
  • Transfer and Access to Medical Records
  • Retention of Medical Records