Policy Gives Doctors More Freedom in Practicing at Different Locations
A policy was drafted by the city that allows doctors more freedom to practice at multiple locations but was taken of discussion last September. At the end of last year more than 280 doctors were given approval to practice at multiple locations. The draft allowed these doctors to provide medical services at an unlimited number of locations without the approval from a local health authority or consent from their primary medical institution.
Under the policy the doctors can file to practice online and is also requiring their hospitals to formulate rules and regulations that will not limit the movement of these doctors between multiple practices. Before the national policy stated, that doctors trying to work at multiple locations must get approvals from the local health authority and from the place that they worked and are not allowed to work no more than three locations.
Last January the State health authority issued another drafted policy that now allow doctors to work at unlimited locations, but requires them to acquire a written consent from their primary medical institution. It also require the doctors to sign an employment contract with their primary institution and to have agreements with the other locations. The consent requirement gives the medical institutions decision making authority and can influence the doctor’s decision.