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Thinking of joining a community medical clinic? Providing locum services for established community practices?
When a physician works on contract in a clinic owned by someone else (another physician, a private individual, a corporation, a pharmacist, etc.) there are key factors to consider. CPSA has developed a new resource with information to help guide physicians in these situations.
Highlights of a Guide to working as a contracted physician in a community medical clinic include:
- Clarifying that professional and ethical obligations apply regardless of whether a physician is contracted or self-employed.
- Understanding the medical-legal implications of contracts and the requirements of CPSA’s Standards of Practice.
- Understanding the responsibilities of being the custodian of the information contained in a medical record, or an affiliate to another custodian.
- The importance of Information Sharing Agreements and how to protect yourself and your patients if your contract is terminated.
- Considerations for remuneration, conflict resolution and professional autonomy.
We encourage anyone practising as a contracted physician to review this guidance in full and reach out for support if needed.
Questions? Contact us at 1-800-561-3899 (in Canada) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.