Virginia Doctor Non-Compete Invalid Under Stark Law

In Virginia, it is not uncommon for doctors to have non-compete contracts. Many physicians will be asked to sign a non-compete as a condition of employment, and the non-compete will be included in the physician contract. For now, the Virginia General Assembly has allowed medical practices to include non-compete contracts when hiring doctors. Not all states allow non-competes, and the American Medical Association

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Nurse Practitioner Non-Compete Deemed Invalid and Unenforceable

In 2006, Ameanthea Blanco joined Patient First Richmond Medical Group (“Patient First”) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She was responsible for screening patients in an primary and urgent care setting. As a condition of employment, she signed a non-compete contract. In 2010, while working for Patient First, Ms. Blanco formed Acira Health Professional, Inc., d/b/a The Practice, and solicited two physician co-workers at Patient First to

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Virginia Family Doctor Not Bound by Non-Compete Contract

Family Care Center, Inc., hired Dr. Nipun Parikh, M.D., to work as a family physician at its Lynchburg medical practice. In 1993, Dr. Parikh signed an employment contract which contained the following non-compete provision: Upon termination of employment for any reason and for a period of three years thereafter, Employee agrees to pay employer ten thousand dollars each month employee is engaged in a competing

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