(1) We shouldn't shy away from considering inpatient treatment for physician-patients (when clinically indicated) because of our concern that such treatment might jeopardize their ability to practice medicine
. Also, to help decrease barriers to and enhance engagement in treatment, consider recommending treatment options that can take place outside of the physician-patient's work environment.
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Existing policy has been amended to encourage licensing boards to require disclosure of physical or mental health conditions only when these would negatively impact a physicians' ability to practice medicine
, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.
We support efforts to prevent unjust lawsuits, which undermine physicians' ability to practice medicine
, and discourage physicians from practicing in the state.
If we do not, we will lose our ability to practice medicine
"It would provide for the very first time, to those physicians who wanted it, the ability to practice medicine
in many more jurisdictions than ever before."
This essentially eliminates the free flow of patient information from the Fallon health care system to my new practice opportunity at the UMass medical group practice - access that is desperately needed to maintain my ability to practice medicine
in a safe and effective manner.
Instead, our ability to practice medicine
is hampered by "gatekeepers" whose responsibility is to maximize the profits of insurance companies, not the welfare of patients.
Critics in the medical community are becoming concerned about the Council's effect on their ability to practice medicine
and the potential effect on their physician-patient relationships.
NASS officials noted that this requirement "is not a voluntary guideline, but a binding covenant, which applies to all relationships engaged in by all participants in all" activities of NASS and that not disclosing this information is a "sanctionable offense." The sanctions would impact a doctor's NASS standing, but would not affect a physician's ability to practice medicine
No one decries this loss of ability to practice medicine
more than the patients; they are coming to understand that something of real value has been lost.
The court concluded the legislature wanted to discourage individuals, who otherwise would be protected, from acting out of an improper motive in light of the potentially devastating impact of these reports on a physician's ability to practice medicine
. As a result, the case was returned to the trial court so that the psychiatrist might have an opportunity to establish the physicians had acted with malice in filing their reports.