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Closing your medical practice in British Columbia

The process of practice closure has rules, regulations and standards in place to protect patients, their privacy, their access to medical records, and more.

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia sets out its expectations on leaving practice in one of its practice standards, Leaving Practice (last revised May 6, 2022). This standard applies where you cease practice, close or relocate your practice, or take an extended leave of absence. It sets out practice management considerations to ensure continuity of patient care and the preservation of patient records.