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DURATION OF PHYSICIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY

 Once a physician has undertaken to treat a patient, his employment and duty as a physician to the patient continues until [ended by consent [or request] of the patient] [or] [the physician withdraws from the case after giving the patient notice and a reasonable time to employ another doctor] [or] [the condition of the patient is such that the physician’s services are no longer reasonably required.]

A physician may limit his obligation to a patient by undertaking to treat the patient [only for a certain aliment or injury] [or] [only] [at a certain time or place.] If he so limits his employment, the physician is not required to treat his patient [for any other ailment or injury] [or] [at any other time or place].

NEV J.I. 6.06

BAJI 6.05

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

 

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