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The WSMA believes a physician may choose to limit his/her practice to a specialty or to a certain specialized service. He/she may also choose to provide services as a consultant to other physicians, or to patients at a hospital with which he/she has a contractual arrangement. A physician-patient relationship exists under these circumstances between the specialist and the person receiving diagnostic services. (JC 3.05-87) (Amended 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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