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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Physicians who leave an employer. Provides that a physician noncompete agreement, to be enforceable, must contain the following provisions: (1) A provision requiring the physician's employer to provide the physician with a copy of any notice that: (A) concerns the physician's departure; and (B) was sent to a patient seen or treated by the physician during the two years preceding the termination of the physician's employment or expiration of the departing physician's contract. (2) A provision requiring the physician's employer to provide current or last known contact and location information to a patient seen or treated by the physician during Physicians who leave an employer. Provides that a physician noncompete agreement, to be enforceable, must contain the following provisions: (1) A provision requiring the physician's employer to provide the physician with a copy of any notice that: (A) concerns the physician's departure; and (B) was sent to a patient seen or treated by the physician during the two years preceding the termination of the physician's employment or expiration of the departing physician's contract. (2) A provision requiring the physician's employer to provide current or last known contact and location information to a patient seen or treated by the physician during the two years preceding the termination of the physician's employment or expiration of the physician's contract. (3) A provision providing the physician whose employment has terminated or whose contract has expired with the option to purchase a complete and final release from the terms of an enforceable noncompete agreement at a reasonable price. (4) A provision prohibiting the providing of medical records to the physician in a format differing from the format used to create or store the medical record during the ordinary course of business. Provides for information and notification that an employer must give to: (1) a physician who leaves the employment of the provider; and (2) certain patients who request the physician's contact information. Allows a person or entity responsible for copying or transferring a medical record to charge a reasonable fee. ... View more