In today’s competitive health care market, medical practices have an interest in protecting assets valuable to the business, especially in the event a physician parts ways. Like any business, they may utilize available legal safeguards to do so. This includes employment agreements which contain clauses such as confidentiality provisions, non-compete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. Unlike other non-medical businesses however, health care providers are subject to unique regulations that make for added issues and scrutiny when creating and enforcing these important agreements.
At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., our Houston health care attorneys have become widely regarded for our work representing health care providers throughout Texas and the U.S, and particularly in providing proactive counsel to practices that wish to ensure their medical employment contracts are clear, compliant, and enforceable. From reviewing, drafting, and negotiating terms to enforcement and defense, we offer comprehensive legal services to help medical providers and practitioners protect what matters most.
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Non-solicitation agreements work by deterring a physician from inviting patients and / or former colleagues to move with them to a new practice for a specified period of time. Soliciting patients or employees may consist of efforts designed to direct, convince, or coerce them into services or arrangements that compete with the practice.
Prohibition of solicitation is an important area of focus when drafting and reviewing physician employment agreements, and it is often used with other non-competition agreements and non-disclosure agreements to provide comprehensive protection. Due to the unique issues inherent to health care regulations and contractual agreements, however, non-solicitation clauses must be carefully tailored to the practice and particular situation.
Below are a few important points to consider when drafting non-solicitation agreements in physician employment contracts:
By leveraging over 130 years of collective experience and the insight of attorneys who know how to help health care clients protect their most critical assets – from patients and intellectual property or trade secrets to one’s professional future – we can assist with the drafting, review, negotiation, enforcement, and defense of non-solicitation agreements and all other measures physicians and practices may take in relation to health care contracts.
Medical practices and practitioners have the right and available legal tools to protect their interests, and working with experienced attorneys like those at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. can ensure that any non-solicitation agreements and other safeguards are carefully constructed and tailored to the facts at hand, compliant with applicable laws, and enforceable in the event that things don’t turn out as planned.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the drafting or enforcement and defense of physician non-solicitation agreements or other contractual matters involving health care, do not hesitate to reach out to our team for the full-service support and counsel you need. Call (713) 909-7323 to speak personally with a member of our legal team.