844 IAC 5-2-4 - Case withdrawal

Authority: IC 25-22.5-2-7

Affected: IC 25-1-9; IC 25-22.5-1

Sec. 4.

(a) The practitioner shall give reasonable written notice to a patient or to those responsible for the patient's care when the practitioner withdraws from a case so that another practitioner may be employed by the patient or by those responsible for the patient's care. A practitioner shall not abandon a patient.
(b) A practitioner who withdraws from a case, except in emergency circumstances, shall, upon written request and in conformity with the provisions of IC 16-4-8-1 through IC 16-4-8-11 and of any subsequent amendment or revision thereof, make available to his/her patient or to those responsible for the patient's care, and to any other practitioner or specific professional health care provider employed by the patient, or by those responsible for the patient's care, all records, test results, histories, x-rays, radiographic studies, diagnoses, files, and information relating to said patient which are in the practitioner's custody, possession, or control, or copies of such documents hereinbefore described.

Notes

844 IAC 5-2-4
Medical Licensing Board of Indiana; 844 IAC 5-2-4; filed Nov 30, 1990, 4:15 p.m.: 14 IR 751; readopted filed Nov 9, 2001, 3:16 p.m.: 25 IR 1325; readopted filed Oct 4, 2007, 3:36 p.m.: 20071031-IR-844070050RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:24 a.m.: 20131225-IR-844130307RFA Readopted filed 11/22/2016, 12:11 p.m.: 20161221-IR-844160317RFA

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