Massachusetts Medical Society: Issues for the Retiring Physician

Issues for the Retiring Physician

This information has been prepared by the Massachusetts Medical Society Office of the General Counsel as an educational resource guide to acquaint members with some of the issues that confront the retiring physician. Retirement from medical practice involves several steps, including, but not limited to: 

  • notifying the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and patients of the intention to retire   
  • making decisions about insurance policies   
  • selling or winding down the medical practice   
  • fulfilling record keeping responsibilities

The following checklist will help members start to sort through some of the issues that a retiring physician may face. It provides references to a variety of resources that may be useful in connection with the retirement process.

Note that the information provided is necessarily selective and lists only some of the issues involved in retiring from a medical practice. It does not constitute legal advice. It is intended for use as a general reference guide only. A private attorney should be consulted about all legal matters.

Issues for the Retiring Physician (.pdf, 11 pages, 176 kb)

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