A member must follow the stipulations set out in the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 and the Professional Misconduct Regulation (O. Reg. 318/12) when transferring records.
If the member intends to close his or her practice, he/she must take reasonable steps to give appropriate notice of the intended closure to each patient.
Members who intend to close their practice, resign or leave an existing practice must provide his/her patients with notification of practice closure or restrictions as soon as possible after it becomes apparent that he/she will be leaving or restricting practice, in order to allow patients an opportunity to find another practitioner. They must also assist with the transfer of patient care to another provider.
For further details, please refer to the Record Keeping Policy.