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Closing your practice

If you’re considering retirement, there are many important decisions to be made and issues to be dealt with before you retire. The Closing a Medical Practice fact sheet in the Legal Services - Fact Sheets section of this website covers some of these issues, including:

  • Medical Indemnity
  • Medical Records
  • Storage of information
  • Transferring medical records to another health provider
  • Patient requests for transfer of a medical record
  • Transferring Original Medical Records
  • Practice Incentives Payments Scheme (PIPS) and General Practitioners Immunisation Incentives Scheme (GPIIS)
  • Provider Number
  • Legislative and Other Bodies
  • Staff Employment Issues
  • Disposal of Prescription Pads and Medications

You can read the full fact sheet here.

AMA Victoria Membership

Upon retirement from active practice, you should contact the Membership Unit at AMA Victoria who will arrange to change your membership to the retired status. This is a reduced fee on the active practice level of membership. Retired members still enjoy all the benefits of AMA membership, including involvement in Subdivision meetings, access to the commercial benefits and member journals.