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Physician Practice

Appointment Charges

The WSMA believes that a physician may charge a patient for a missed appointment or for one not canceled within 24 hours in advance if the patient is fully advised that the physician will make such a charge. The practice, however, should be resorted to infrequently and always with the utmost consideration for the patient and their circumstances. (JC 8.01-87) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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