October 05, 2021

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: Physicians cannot end relationship due to patient refraining from being vaccinated!!

Circumstances where physicians must not end the physician-patient relationship

  1. Physicians must not end the physician patient relationship where doing so is prohibited by legislation.7
  2. Physicians must respect patient autonomy with respect to lifestyle, healthcare goals, and treatment decisions,8 and not end the physician-patient relationship solely because the patient:
    1. does not follow advice (for example, with respect to smoking cessation, drug or alcohol use, or the patient’s decision to refrain from being vaccinated or vaccinating his/her children);

see full information here: CPSO – Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship