Common Legal Considerations When Moving to a New Medical Practice

Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN; Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Headache p. 1209-1214 August 2018, Vol.24, No.4 doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000622
ETHICAL AND MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES
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This article presents a hypothetical case of the legal issues a physician must consider when moving to a new medical practice, such as the enforceability of a noncompete clause, malpractice insurance, communicating this change in practice to existing patients, and custody of medical records.

Address correspondence to Dr Joseph S. Kass, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza M-210, Houston, TX 77030, [email protected].

RELATIONSHIP DISCLOSURE: Dr Kass serves as associate editor of ethical and medicolegal issues for Continuum, as an associate editor for Continuum Audio, as a neurology section editor of Ferri’s Clinical Advisor for Elsevier, and as co-editor of Neurology Secrets, Sixth Edition. Dr Kass has received personal compensation for CME lectures from Pri-Med Medical Group and has received personal compensation as a medicolegal consultant in legal cases involving criminal cases, malpractice, and personal injury. Ms Rose serves on the editorial board of BC Advantage.

UNLABELED USE OF PRODUCTS/INVESTIGATIONAL USE DISCLOSURE: Dr Kass and Ms Rose reports no disclosures.

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