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PSAs - One Year Agreement Early Termination

  • 1.  PSAs - One Year Agreement Early Termination

    Posted 10-15-2019 12:15 PM

    One of our physicians entered into a one year Medical Directorship agreement that meets the exception in Stark.  Physician resigns position for health reasons.  Since the position is only for one(1) year, and we must have a surgical services director, does the new director have to enter into a one (1) year agreement or can we just have him for the remainder of the term for the original director?  I am unable to locate any authority on this issue.




    Kathy P. Hurst BSN, MSN, JD, Esq., RN, GN-BC, CHC

    Compliance Officer

    Hurst Consulting Group LLC

    4842 Francis Avenue

    Chino CA 91710

    Ph: (714) 337-3393


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  • 2.  RE: PSAs - One Year Agreement Early Termination

    Posted 10-16-2019 10:57 AM

    In my opinion (and I am NO EXPERT), you can enter into an agreement/contract that has a term of less than one year.  Contracts are normally governed by state law. I would just detail the background of the situation in the Recital section.



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