Updated August 26, 2013
Written by the Practice Management Committee of the CAP, this manual is a comprehensive introduction to the practice of pathology. The first section offers voluntary guidelines for professional practice of pathology. The first section offers voluntary guidelines for professional practice in pathology;
the second option offers suggestions to assist pathologists in establishing a desirable contractual basis for their practice. With an emphasis on medical ethics and professional responsibility, the Professional Relations Manual provides a broad base from which individual pathologists can determine the environment in which their medical judgment and skills may best be exercised in the interest of the patient.
Also included in the manual are CAP policies, sample forms, and an extensive list of Web resources. Upon request, sample contracts are available to CAP members as a supplement to this manual. (To obtain sample contracts, call the CAP Customer Contact Center at 800-323-4040 option 1#.)
Partial Contents: Guidelines and Responsibilities for Professional Practice; Guidelines as a Member of the Medical Community; Guidelines for Relating to the Nonmedical Community; Guidelines for the Evaluation of Medical Care and Professional Performance; Relations Between Pathologists and Institutions; Practice of Pathology in Groups; Relations Between Pathologists and Other groups.
This publication is available to CAP members for free download.