Physician Employment Contracts & Agreements
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The medical contract lawyers of Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C frequently help physicians, practice owners, managers and other health and medical professionals review, draft and negotiate the terms of employment agreements that protect a medical facility without restricting a physician’s rights - developing productive relationships that are in compliance with Stark, fraud and abuse prohibitions and Anti-Kickback Statutes.
We negotiate, create, and assess:
- Compensation plans, buy-in arrangements, bonus structures
- Confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements
- Exit strategies and buyout formulas
- Medical director agreements
- Non-Competes / Restrictive Covenants
- Physician employment agreements
- Physician recruitment agreements
We also represent parties during contract disputes. Ambiguous language can lead to conflicting interpretations of clauses, or a party may intentionally and maliciously attempt to breach an agreement. No matter what led to your contract dispute, our legal team can review the language in all involved contracts and craft a legal strategy tailored to your situation.
Physician Non-Compete Agreements
Physician non-compete agreements, or a restrictive covenant clause, protect healthcare organizations and the rights of individual practitioners at the same time. Non-competes allow hospitals and offices to safely invest in new doctors and specialists, while practitioners receive legal protections to continue practicing medicine after leaving their hospital or surgical center.
The Texas Business & Commerce Code’s basic requirements for a physician non-compete include:
- Access to previous patient records for up to a year after employment termination
- Ability to treat acutely ill patients for as long as necessary after termination
- Procedures through which a physician can buy out an employment contract
Additional Requirements for Physician Non-Competes - specific protections for doctors and patients, include:
- Must provide access to any medical records following a patient’s authorization
- Patient records must be delivered in the same format they are maintained in
- Any fees for copies of medical records must be priced reasonably
If your physician employment contract does not provide for any of these rights, you need to speak with us immediately. Our firm can draft an agreement that ensures compliance with the Texas Business & Commerce Code while protecting your ability to earn revenue.
Call (713) 909-7323 and speak with a health care law attorney today about your physician employment agreement or other related medical contract or breach of contract dispute. We represent medical professionals and health care providers in Houston and across the state of Texas.
Houston Health & Medical Law Attorneys
There may be no other industry more stringently regulated than healthcare. Establishing health care facilities, medical practices, billing practices, high-tech medical equipment purchases, durable medical equipment suppliers, diagnostic centers, physician-hospital relations, and most other aspects of the business are bound by some type of regulatory requirement.
At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, our health and medical law attorneys have over 26 years of experience advising, consulting, and representing healthcare businesses and facilities with a wide range of legal needs. While our law firm is based in Houston, Texas, we provide legal representation for clients throughout the State of Texas.
Get the help you need today. Call (713) 909-7323and discover your legal options.