Can a doctor refuse to see a patient if they owe money?

Question Details: The doctor I work for keeps seeing patients even if they owe us money. He states that he must provide a letter of dismissal and 1 month of medication or he can be sued for abandonment. I've tried to tell him he does not have to provide services for free. If a patient owes us money they must pay or not be seen, emergencies excluded of course.

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