At your health care staffing firm, do you feel pressured to accept clients’ contracts? Are your clients asking to be indemnified against various types of liability? To help ASA members and their attorneys deal with these and other issues, ASA has developed suggested contract language that spells out the staffing firm’s and the client’s responsibilities.
The model contract for health care staffing can be offered in lieu of the client’s standard contract form. It is based on the principle that each party is responsible for the risks associated with its own business, and that each party has a duty to indemnify the other only for those risks.
The agreement specifies a list of documents to maintain for each assigned employee and the types and limits of insurance the staffing firm will carry. Supplemental materials include frequently asked questions about the health care staffing agreement and insurance certification, definitions of insurance terms, and more. Alternative language for traveler positions is included. The materials are available to ASA members at americanstaffing.net. The model contract for health care staffing provides suggested language but is not intended as legal advice.