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Physician Noncompete Exemption For Rare Disorder

Concerning a physician's right to provide continuing care to patients with rare disorders despite a covenant not to compete.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Civil Law
Health Care & Health Insurance
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Physicians - covenants not to compete - exception to enforceability - continued treatment of patients with rare disorders. An agreement among physicians may contain a covenant not to compete, under which a physician who leaves the group practice may be compelled to pay damages if he or she solicits patients who are former or prospective patients of the group practice. The act makes an exception in the case of patients with a rare disorder, as determined in accordance with nationally recognized criteria, to whom the physician was previously providing consultation or treatment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/02/2018 Signed Act PDF
    03/27/2018 Final Act PDF
    03/19/2018 Rerevised PDF
    03/16/2018 Revised PDF
    02/09/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    02/08/2018 Engrossed PDF
    01/12/2018 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details