Patients that Do Not Want a Survivorship Care Plan

Which of the following roles best describes you?: 
Clinician or Health Care Provider
Category: 
Survivorship
What topic area best fits your question?: 
Survivorship Care Plans
What is your question?: 

What should we do if a patient does not want to return to the clinic to obtain their SCP? Can we mail it to comply with the CoC SCP requirement?

Answer: 

Providing the plan by mail, electronically, or through a patient portal without discussion with the patient does not meet the standard. If the patient refuses the visit, the refusal should be documented in the patient record. if the patient wishes to receive the plan but is not willing or able to come in for a visit the plan should be discussed with the patient by phone prior to delivery.

Respondent Name: 
Nina Miller
Respondent Profession: 
Cancer Liaison Initatives Manager