The Ties That Bind
Noncompetition restrictions in physician employment agreements preclude a physician from practicing in a defined geographic area for a stated period of time. With the consolidation of the region’s major health systems, physicians seeking to change employers may be subject to post-employment restrictions that effectively preclude his or her departure unless the physician is willing to leave the area. In an article originally posted in the King County Medical Society Bulletin, Tom Lerner discusses the policy considerations and effects of physician noncompete restrictions, including legislation considered this session that would have limited their enforcement. Click here to read the full article.