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The applicable OH law is here. I did not find anything special for terminating patients in the concierge practice context under OH law. Basically, state laws and ethical rules prohibit patient abandonment. The patient must be given enough time to find a new and satisfactory physician. So follow the rules set forth at the link I provided. Always remember that the patient must be provided with sufficient time to find alternative care before termination from the practice. Reasonable notice can vary depending on the patient’s medical condition and the difficulty which a patient may have in finding alternative care.
This would fall under the contract for services he signed with your office. What does that say about your right to terminate the patient if he defaults on the payment deadline? Yes, what you are saying makes sense; but to be safe, I would send him a notice that he is no longer eligible for the concierge service and give him time to find alternative care as per the statute.
They must have signed something that says what they annual fee is. That would be the contract. But, yes, you can handle this fairly easily by stating that he is past due on the payment and that services will be terminated but that he is being given time to find an alternate provider.