QUESTION

Why is a physician employment agreement necessary?

SHORT ANSWER
Such contracts provide both sides with clear rights and protections.
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An employment contract can be beneficial to both the hospital or practice group as well as the individual physician as it defines the nature of the relationship, sets forth the rights and obligations of the parties, provides the physician with job security, and provides employers with numerous protections. In the health care field, written physician employment agreements make sense given the fact that physicians have very specific skills and can be difficult to replace if they leave unexpectedly. Further, physician employment agreements can be structured creatively to recruit physicians to a particular hospital or practice group.

ASG Law can advise you with respect to physician-facility or physician-practice group agreements.