Becker's Healthcare March 15, 2023
Claire Wallace

About 87 percent of physicians support the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete contracts, according to a March Doximity poll of 4,853 practicing physicians.

The FTC rule was proposed in January, and it would free up most employees, including physicians, from noncompete contracts.

About 62 percent of polled physicians report that they currently work under noncompetes, making it potentially difficult to leave for another health system. The contracts can also make it harder for physicians to pick up side gigs to supplement income, according to the report.

Some states, including California and Oklahoma, already have bans in place on noncompete clauses, but 30 percent of...

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