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HF 1917

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/04/2021 02:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/04/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to health; protecting the physician-patient relationship by prohibiting
noncompete agreements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [145.685] RESTRICTIVE NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS UPON
PHYSICIANS UNENFORCEABLE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin In order to maintain continuity of care, protect the
physician-patient relationship, and increase access to care, the right of physicians to practice
medicine in a particular locale and for a definite period of time shall not be restrained by
noncompete agreements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Restrictive noncompete agreements. new text end

new text begin Any contract or agreement that creates
or establishes the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional
relationship with a physician licensed under chapter 147 to practice medicine in this state
and includes any restriction on the right of a physician to practice medicine in any geographic
area for any period of time after the termination of the partnership, employment, or
professional relationship is void and unenforceable with respect to such restriction. Nothing
in this section shall render the remaining provisions of the contract or agreement void or
unenforceable.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to contracts entered into on or after that date.
new text end