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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5167

   
 

*SB0035105167SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

REP. RITTER M. , 1st Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 351

File No. 557

Cal. No. 350

(As Amended)

"AN ACT CONCERNING MATTERS AFFECTING PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS. "

Strike subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 1 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(2) A covenant not to compete that is entered into, amended, extended or renewed on or after July 1, 2016, shall not: (A) Restrict the physician's competitive activities (i) for a period of more than one year, and (ii) in a geographic region of more than twenty miles from the primary site where such physician practices; or (B) be enforceable against a physician if (i) such contract or agreement expires and is not renewed, or (ii) the employment or contractual relationship is terminated by the employer, unless such employment or contractual relationship is terminated for cause. Additionally, a covenant not to compete between a hospital, health system, as defined in section 19a-508c of the general statutes, medical school or medical foundation, organized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 33-182bb of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and a physician that is entered into, amended, extended or renewed on or after July 1, 2016, shall restrict only the physician's right to practice medicine with another hospital, a health system, as defined in section 19a-508c of the general statutes, a medical school or a medical foundation, organized pursuant to subsection (a) of section 33-182bb of the general statutes, as amended by this act. "