Hayes Locums is partnering with NALTO® to advocate for physicians, surgeons, and advanced practitioners to remain independent contractors.
The National Association of Locum Tenens Organization (NALTO®) was established in 2001 to create and enforce industry standards and ethical guidelines for the locum tenens industry. Hayes Locums is a proud member of NALTO®, ensuring the fair and ethical treatment of our providers. We are now proud to join them in their efforts to educate members of Congress about the locum tenens industry and advocate for legislation that will support and retain the over 50,000 locums providers in the U.S.
Recent legislative efforts from the U.S. House of Representatives, such as the PRO Act, risk having a major impact on the locum tenens industry, leaving many locums providers unable to provide their services to hospitals and healthcare facilities. This would especially negatively impact hospitals in rural and other underserved communities, including those that serve vulnerable populations, such as the Veterans Health Administration (VA) and Indian Health Services.
NALTO® is advocating that Congress codify physicians, surgeons, and advanced practitioners as independent contractors, to protect their important work and preserve the future of locum tenens. We anticipate legislation will be introduced this Congress to provide more certainty to locums providers, and ensure the continued availability of these doctors and advanced practitioners to hospitals and healthcare facilities. We urge you to join Hayes Locums and NALTO® in advocating for this legislation.