The easy way is to not give him a choice. His OCD is his problem, and
he’s not borderline anything, he’s full-fledged if he can’t handle any
I know that sounds pretty cold, but as someone else pointed out, there
could be a security breach on any one of those computers that could
take the whole medical practice down, if it’s a serious enough breach.
So I go for the release letter, except I’d make it sound very, very
scary. Make him sign something that indicates his acknowledgement that
in his refusal to allow the computers to be updated, he is fully aware
that he is demanding that the computer system in his location be left
open to breaches including unlawful distribution of HIPAA-protected
Make him sign his life away, pledging his real estate and personal
property, all his financial resources including any protected resources
or those placed in the name(s) of family members, and his future
earnings to cover any related costs.
The owner of the company really needs to deal with this. If it’s a
partnership, then the partners need to put pressure on him to start
taking the right meds so that his OCD isn’t interfering with the
running of the business.
I feel for him as a person. These kinds of illnesses are awful to go
through life with, but no one person should put all others in jeopardy
because they aren’t handling their illness properly. He either needs
OCD medication or to see a mental health expert for his inability to
allow change. That’s not healthy.
And by simply catering to his demands, that puts the entire practice in
legal jeopardy. Any good attorney should be able to tell you that. : )
Novell Community Chat Moderator
http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site
Please read the following before posting in here: