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§47-11E-1.  Definitions.

As used in this article:

“Contract” means a written agreement between a physician and an employer.

“Covenant not to compete” means any contract that restricts the right of a physician to practice medicine in any geographic area of the state for any period of time following the expiration of the physician’s contract with his or her employer, or upon the termination of the physician’s contract by the physician’s employer.  

“Employer” means any person employing at least one individual in the state or any agent of an employer employing at least one individual in the state.

“Person” means any individual, proprietorship, partnership, firm, association, corporation, labor organization, limited liability corporation or any other legal entity.

“Physician” means a doctor of allopathic or osteopathic medicine who is fully licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to the provisions of either article three or fourteen, chapter thirty of this code.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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