BC Family Doctors has developed new practice tools to help physicians begin the conversation about the family physician-patient compact.
The wording of this Family Physician-Patient Compact was developed by GPSC in consultation with physicians and members of the Patient Voices Network to describe the relationship between a family physician and their patients.
Family physicians are encouraged to post the Compact in their examination rooms in order to encourage conversations with patients about the physician-patient relationship. You do not need to provide this information to each of your patients individually, although you may choose to do so.
Confirming the doctor-patient relationship with existing patients through a standardized conversation or family physician-patient compact is one of the requirements for submitting the Community Longitudinal Family Physician Portal Code (14070). Submitting 14070 is one of the eligibility conditions for receiving the Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment.