How can I make on topic Physician's clerk confirmed 4 months, but then cancelled 1 week, before appointment because Physician "reached capacity". What are Patient's remedies?? I authorize anyone to edit and improve it. Many thanks!
The two oldest comments miss the point, and the blindingly obvious fallout from physicians backpedaling like this. They unworkably assume that Canadians can walk right into a specialist's clinic any time to be seen! They ignore the reality of waiting a whole year to see specialists.
This accusation of rant is groundless! This comment ignores the CPSBC's by-laws, added to my post. I raise a legitimate issue.
Consider this problem in the other direction: The Clerk called the patient twice, and confirmed the appointment completely. Patient No-Showed. Can the Dr. sue the patient for lost time & wages? We would all be much better off not constantly looking to sue everyone and anyone, except in exceptional circumstances. Things come up, life is inconvenient, and you move on.
This comment appears wrong. Yes, Canadian Drs. can sue the patient for lost time and wages. "You may be charged for a missed appointment only if your physician has warned you about this in advance and has a cancellation process in place."