Physician Agreements

Employment Contracts, Partnerships & Non-Compete Agreements

Outten & Golden negotiates physician agreements for physicians entering a partnership or practice and advises them on their rights and obligations upon their departure. Physicians’ agreements raise many special issues — for instance, issues relating to licensure and hospital privileges that may be beyond the direct control of the parties. Knowing what to look for in such agreements is essential. Physicians’ agreements often have non-competition and non-solicitation provisions that, if overbroad, can restrict doctors from practicing in their communities, practicing in the hospitals where they are attending physicians or on staff, or even treating patients who rely on their services.