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A Guide To Closing A Medical Practice in the DMV

January 14, 2022

This Guide has been organized to provide an overview of the issues physicians must consider when closing a medical practice in DC, Maryland, Virginia.  Beforing closing a medical practice, physicians should consider a myriad of important issues, including:

  • Notifying patients;
  • Properly transferring or storing patient records;
  • Obtaining required licenses to sell equipment;
  • Properly removing supplies and waste materials;
  • Surrendering your licenses; and,
  • Revising your insurance portfolio.

Use this Guide to navigate through the complex web of business, regulatory and ethical issues to avoid major issues such as patient abandonment.  A vast body of law governs closure of a medical practice and it is important to seek professional advice from a competent attorney knowledgeable about medical practice regulations.

Disclaimer: This guide cannot serve as substitute for legal advice, and is for educational use only. You should always consult your own legal counsel regarding your particularsituation. G2Z Law Group, PLLC, Perla, Inc. or your healthcare organization shall have no liability whatsoever to a user or any third party resulting from use of this Guide. This Guide may not be copied, modified, disseminated, or otherwise used for commercial purposes.

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Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD

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Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD

G2Z Law Group, PLLC

Dr. Ghafoorian provides legal advice to clients on businesses law, health law and health care regulations, such as, contracts and employment matters,  fraud and abuse statutes, privacy and security, and telemedicine/telehealth. Dr. Ghafoorian also represents clients in obtaining state Certificate of Needs, peer-review/hospital privilege proceedings related to medical staff privileges, and health care professional disciplinary hearings.

A Guide To Closing A Medical Practice in the DMV

Use this Guide to navigate through the complex web of business, regulatory and ethical issues to avoid major issues such as patient abandonment.

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