Posted September 10, 2018 09:31:07 If you’ve recently been suspended or have been placed on leave by a doctor, you may need to find out how to respond to the following questions: What does it mean to be suspended or placed on medical leave?
Suspension or discharge means that an individual has been placed under administrative leave of absence for a reason other than an illness or injury.
If you’re being disciplined for a serious violation of hospital policy, you must be removed from the hospital immediately.
What are the rules for when a doctor may suspend or discharge me from practice?
Suspending or discharge can only happen in certain situations.
The most common situations are a doctor removing a patient from a hospital for reasons related to health care, or a doctor suspending a patient for reasons unrelated to health.
What should I do if I’m being suspended or removed from a clinic?
The quickest way to contact a doctor is to call the hospital.
You can also call your local emergency number or the nearest emergency department.
You may also call a toll-free emergency number, such as 1-800-222-1222.
The nearest emergency room is generally located in the same building as the hospital or clinic.
When is it okay to contact the hospital?
The first time you contact a hospital or emergency room after being suspended for a violation of health care policy, the hospital must provide you with written notice of the suspension.
The hospital must also provide you an opportunity to be heard before it takes any disciplinary action against you.
The notice must include: The name of the hospital and the number of the facility;