Physician Noncompete Exemption For Rare Disorder
Physicians - covenants not to compete - exception to enforceability - continued treatment of patients with rare disorders. An agreement among physicians may contain a covenant not to compete, under which a physician who leaves the group practice may be compelled to pay damages if he or she solicits patients who are former or prospective patients of the group practice. The act makes an exception in the case of patients with a rare disorder, as determined in accordance with nationally recognized criteria, to whom the physician was previously providing consultation or treatment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)