|SB 0558||Clarifies the use of non-compete clauses in contracts between physicians and hospitals|
|LR Number:||1511S.01I||Fiscal Note:||1511-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||03/28/01 - Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 558 - This act clarifies the use of non-compete clauses in contracts between physicians and hospitals.
A new Section 334.113 is created and makes covenants not to compete enforceable except when they are part of a physician's contract with a not-for-profit health services corporation as defined in section 354.010. Covenants with other health care facilities are enforceable as long as they:
1. Do not deny the physician access to a list of patients the physician had seen within a year of termination;
2. Provide access to patient medical records with the patient's consent and in an accessible format;
3. Provide for a buy-out of the covenant by the physician at a reasonable price; and
4. Provide that the physician will not be prohibited from providing continuing treatment to specific acutely ill patients after the contract has terminated.
This act is similar to SB 1012 (2000).