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What Are Texas Laws Regarding Physician Non-Competes?
A non-compete agreement, also known as a covenant not to compete (CNC), is a contract stating that an employee may not enter into or start a similar profession in competition with an employer. Under Texas law, physician non-compete agreements are enforceable if they impose reasonable restrictions on how, when, and where a physician can start a new practice. If the court finds the terms of the agreement reasonable, it can uphold those terms and prohibit the physician from entering into or starting a new practice. With The Woodlands business attorneys at our firm, you can get legal advice to help understand your situation and determine your options.
There are three requirements that physician non-competes in Texas must meet:
- The contract must not deny the physician access to the list of patients he or she has treated during the year prior to employment termination.
- The contract must allow the physician to access medical records for patients, with authorization of the patient.
- The contract must allow the physician to continue to treat specific patients with acute illnesses after the termination of employment.
Furthermore, the contract must allow the physician to buyout at a reasonable price, and the terms must be agreed upon by both parties through negotiation. If the parties are unable to agree, they may seek the help of an arbitrator to set the terms of the buyout. Physician non-compete agreements must meet these requirements to be enforceable by the courts, and our lawyers can represent you as you seek a beneficial solution.
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With such specific laws dealing with physician non-compete agreements in Texas, our attorneys at Dossey & Jones, PLLC can answer your questions with honesty and integrity. Non-compete agreements can be complicated, but we can walk you through the process. Whatever your situation, our team can analyze the facts of your case and provide legal advice to help you stay informed.
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