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Contract Resources - Podcasts

AAEM offers a full podcast series titled, "The Emergency Physician Advocates: Medical and Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine." Below are a selection of episodes related to EM contracts.

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  • Restrictive Covenants
    Larry Weiss, MD JD FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and past-president of AAEM, discusses restrictive covenants in emergency physician contracts. Dr. Weiss discusses this common problem in emergency physician contracts and details what these covenants typically entail. He outlines the circumstances where a court may enforce a restrictive covenant, and describes how AAEM has directly advocated for individuals subjected to unfair restrictive covenants. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.
     
  • Key Contract Terms
    Joseph Wood, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM, Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, and past-president of AAEM, discusses key terms in emergency physician contracts. Dr. Wood outlines contract basics including: termination, employee versus independent contractor status, medical malpractice insurance, and noncompete clauses. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.
     
  • Due Process Rights
    Larry Weiss, MD JD FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine and past president of AAEM, discusses the single most important practice right you have as an emergency physician -- your right to due process. Dr. Weiss details the definition of "due process," the source of those rights, and makes the case for why you should closely screen your contract for infringements of your due process rights, and obtain proper legal counsel. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.
  • Due Process Survey of EPs
    Joseph Wood, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM, Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, and past-president of AAEM, interviews fellow past-president, Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Temple University, about the recently published survey of EPs regarding due process, financial pressures, and the ability to advocate for patients. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO
  • Due Process Rights: The Case of a Physician Who Fought Back and Won
    Larry Weiss, MD JD FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and past-president of AAEM, interviews Jeffery Lurner, APC, about due process rights in the case of Dr. Chudnovsky v. Chapman Medical Center. They will discuss the highlights of the case, the due process issues called into question, and medical staff bylaws in relation to contract provisions. Mr. Lurner can be contacted for questions at jlurner@email.com. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.
  • Medical Staff v. Avera Marshall: A New Source of Physician Due Process Rights
    Larry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine and past president of AAEM, interviews Kathy Kimmel, a Minneapolis-based lawyer, about the recently decided landmark case from the Minnesota Supreme Court. This episode covers the interest garnered by this case, an overview of the important details, and implications for emergency physicians. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.
     
  • Read Your Contract - It's Dangerous!
    Larry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine and past president of AAEM, discusses the potential dangers of emergency physician contracts. This episode covers what defines a contract, areas of potential concern, employee versus independent contractors, indemnification clauses, and termination. Intro music by Kämmerer, "Take Left" from the album "Rhodes to Wisdom," powered by JAMENDO.