Closing a Practice at Short Notice: What Every Psychiatrist and Their Family Should Know
Approved by the Joint Reference Committee, May, 2007
Approved by the Council on Psychiatry & Law, March, 2006
A psychiatrist’s death or incapacity raises immediate problems in the areas of clinical coverage, administrative responsibilities, and medical records. The time to plan for this situation is, of course before such an emergency
occurs. By developing the attached guide, the APA is responding to the members’ needs by offering a member
benefit that extends to the psychiatrist’s family and colleagues. This document was written to provide relevant and practical guidance to both the psychiatrist and his/her colleagues and family.