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Physician Rights and Responsibilities

Physician-Patient Relationship, Sanctity of

The WSMA supports efforts to protect the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship and the freedom of health providers to provide evidence-based, medically accurate health care services and information to patients in all care settings. (B-6, A-15)

The WSMA supports policies that encourage patients to return to their established primary care provider after emergency department visits, hospitalization, or specialty consultation. (B-5, A-16)

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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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