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Non-Compete Agreements in Health Care

August 27, 2012

I have recently been spending a ton of time in a local hospital and become friends with nurses, therapists, and doctors. When census is down (which means not many patients), the hours of these fine folks will often be cut to meet patient demand and quality staff are unable to work 40 hours each week. This means, most likely, there will be bills that will be left unpaid until the next month when hours are back to normal and perhaps even overtime is possible.

So what if these fine medical professionals wanted to tell the hospital down the street, “Hey, I may have a few available hours this week?” Would there be anything illegal in working at two separate medical facilities in town? Serving two separate groups of patients? Following each facility’s rules and regulations?

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