Ama Policy

Restrictive Covenants of Large Health Care Systems D-383.978

Restrictive Covenants

1. Our AMA, through its Organized Medical Staff Section, will educate medical students, physicians-in-training, and physicians entering into employment contracts with large health care system employers on the dangers of aggressive restrictive covenants, including but not limited to the impact on patient choice and access to care.

2. Our AMA will study the impact that restrictive covenants have across all practice settings, including but not limited to the effect on patient access to health care, the patient-physician relationship, and physician autonomy, with report back at the 2019 Interim Meeting.

Policy Timeline
Res. 026, A-19