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I am a psychologist in a small office space where I see all

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Hello, I am a psychologist in a small office space where I see all my patients in one room as well as it is my office. Not only I am allergic to dogs I also have a phobia. Other patients has complaint that they have dog allergies and does not like to come to my office after a patient with their service dog was just seen. I do try to have the pt w/service dog be my last patient of the day but this does not always work. Can I refer the pt to another provider or will the pt file a complaint on me? Do I have any rights? thank you, Susan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Alex Esquire replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
While I cannot comment on your specific situation, generally, medical professionals, such as doctors and psychologists are not indentured servants and have the right at their own sole discretion to decide which patient to provide their services to and are free to terminate their professional relationship with any patient at will and without any explanation.
I wish you the best of luck!
Expert:  Alex Esquire replied 1 year ago.
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