AAEM-PG Fairness Principles
AAEM-PG will adhere to the AAEM principles delineated in its operating guidelines, to ensure a fair and equitable practice environment. Only the AAEM board will be able to revise these Principles, which include the following:
Financial and governance information will be freely distributed to physicians within the group (after no more than a one year probationary period)
- Political Equity
Partner physicians will have an equitable voice in the decisions of the group. Each partner will have one vote. There will be no tiered partnership or weighted voting structure.
- Financial Equity
Partner physicians will share fairly in the profits of the group and the payment formula will be decided by super-majority of the group. The payment formula will be reviewed by the AAEM-PG board to ensure adherence to the AAEM fairness principles.
- Fair Path to Partnership
There will be a fair, predetermined path to partnership, not to exceed three years of full time practice.
- Support for Board Certification
New hires are expected to be EM board certified or board eligible. Exceptions include layered coverage of non-emergency areas (e.g., fast track) as long as at least one board certified (or eligible) provider is present in the department. A physician is considered board certified or eligible if they hold that status with ABEM, AOBEM, or the RCPS of Canada.
- Due Process Provisions
All physicians will have a right to due process with regard to AAEM-PG employment in event of termination while they remain a member in good standing of the medical staff at the contracted hospital.
- Lack of Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants
AAEM-PG physicians will not be restricted from working at any ED after working for AAEM-PG.
- AAEM Membership
All groups within AAEM-PG are expected to have 100% of eligible physicians as AAEM members.
- Penalties and/or removal from AAEM-PG may occur if mission and operational guidelines are not followed.