Health Care Employment Law

Chapman Law Group recognizes the hard work, time and investment that health professionals put into their education, training and licensure.  That is why our attorneys are dedicated to helping health professionals protect their license, career, reputation, and livelihood.  We assistant health professionals with employment issues, such as:

Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Agreements – We assist health care professionals and employers with drafting, review, and negotiation of employment contracts, including physician employment contracts, resident employment contracts, and medical director agreements.  We assist in review to both ensure that the professional fully understands the terms of employment and to ensure that the contract or agreement does not violate federal or state fraud and abuse laws. We also assist in review of non-compete agreements and representation when disputes arise. For more information, see Employment Contracts.

Marketing Agreements – we assist in review of marketing agreements between sales representatives and health care employers. Federal and state fraud and abuse laws carry heavy civil and criminal penalties for individuals and employers that use improper methods to obtain patients. Therefore, it is important that both sales representatives and health care employers ensure that their marketing agreements and employed marketing tactics do not violate fraud and abuse laws.

Credentialing and Staff Privileges: We believe that prior licensing and/or employment issues should not automatically prevent a physician from obtaining employment and privileges. We advocate on behalf of health professionals with blemished licenses and employment histories to ensure that their application for employment and staff privileges is given fair consideration. We also assist physicians who have had their hospital privileges suspended or terminated. For more information, see credentialing and staff privileges.

National Practitioner Data Bank Disputes: We assist health care practitioner with reporting and disputing entries on their National Practitioner Databank profile. Certain entities, including state licensing boards, certain federal agencies, hospitals, and medical malpractice insurances, are required to report negative actions to the NPDB. These negative entries on a health care practitioners profile can cause difficulty with both obtaining and maintaining employment for many years. For more information, see National Practitioner Data Bank Disputes.

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