Articles and Resources for Canadian Retiring, Relocating Physicians and Physician Estates

Monthly Archives: December 2013

MANAGING RECORD STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

With the million and one things on doctors’ plates every day, you’d think management of their medical files wouldn’t be uppermost in their minds. Yet some of the questions most commonly asked by Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) members relate … Continue reading

RECORD-STORAGE HORROR STORY: AN OBJECT LESSON

If there’s one thing this summer’s massive Alberta floods taught us, it’s that patient medical records can be damaged in the blink of an eye. Patient files undoubtedly considered safe were destroyed by the historic floodwaters, creating monumental challenges for … Continue reading

RETIRING DOCTOR SPARKS PATHOLOGY CLOSURE

Where are all the doctors? It’s a crucial question, since these days, physician shortages are widespread — and not without consequences. In Bonnyville, Alta., for instance, Alberta Health Services (AHS) decided to close the hospital’s two-person pathology department rather than … Continue reading