Employment contract: doctor

Comprehensive contract of employment for locum doctor Includes extensive provisions relating to intellectual property and other areas where a senior person may have scope to damage your business in the event of a dispute.
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This document provides the essential starting point for the relationship of a Specialist Doctor and a Hospital. We have attempted to address two eventualities as follows:

  1. The doctor is setting up a separate unit in the Hospital premises to provide a certain in house specialist medical service to general public; and/or
  2. The doctor is finalizing terms with a Hospital as an independent visiting faculty / on call specialist, which is a concept fairly common and mostly prevalent in the present day conditions where doctors attend hospitalized patients;

The document as drawn is neutral between the parties. However, there is scope for change to favour one party at the expense of the other if at all that is required.

Who will use this document?

Specialist Doctors, Visiting medical professionals, Hospitals requiring a t&c format for entering into a business relationship or hiring a specialist consultant to set up a peculiar medical services unit in the Hospital or to attend, treat and perform surgical or other any kind of specialized medical treatment to patients on call as a visiting faculty.

Application and features

  • “Over-arching” agreement designed for ongoing use;
  • May also be used for single project work;
  • Very flexible to suit the requirements of either or both parties;
  • Provides a complete framework;
  • Protects both sides;
  • Unit under supervision and control of Hospital;
  • Independence of the Doctor to select supporting staff.


  • Appropriate legal provisions - warranties, exclusions, indemnities, etc.
  • Doctor’s obligations; Hospital’s obligations;
  • Doctor’s status and relationship between the parties;
  • Doctor’s fees and expenses;
  • Duration and termination;
  • Matters after termination;
  • Non-compete;
  • Confidentiality.

This document has been drawn by Rakesh Taneja, unconnected with Net Lawman. Rakesh Taneja will welcome your contact for further legal help. There may be a charge for Rakesh Taneja services.

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