Closing a Practice Risk Resource Toolkit

Physicians retire or close their practices for a variety of reasons. This Closing a Practice Toolkit is a virtual library of resources to help make closing a practice easier and less risky for ProAssurance insureds. Your Risk Management team can assist you with specific questions at 844-223-9648 or during business hours.

Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Closing a Practice Video

Before closing a practice, physicians should notify patients and protect their medical information. Mallory Earley, Risk Management Regional Manager for ProAssurance, explains how physicians can manage related professional liability risks.

Career Transitions: Closing a Practice

 Career Transitions

Here is an overview of patient notification, medical record security, and professional liability risk management.

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Closing a Practice Checklist

 Closing a Practice Checklist

Practical steps to follow when closing a practice.

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Sample Patient Notification Letters (3)

Sample Patient Notification Letter

Versions for different scenarios.

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Sample Release of Information (ROI)

Sample Release of Information Form

HIPAA compliant form to use with patient notification letters.

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Contact a Risk Management Consultant

ProAssurance Risk Management Consultants are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., ET/CT. Call 844-223-9648 or email for answers to your questions, including your state’s patient notification requirements.