Clinic Finder Release Agreement and Criteria Policy

Release Agreement

This policy and agreement is for USA and Canadian based physicians and clinics only – at this time the clinic locator program is restricted to the USA and Canada.

By registering for the Medtronic Sophono™ Clinic Finder Program, you grant to Medtronic, Inc., its subsidiaries, successors, assigns, employees and agents of Medtronic (“Medtronic”) the right to publicly disclose and provide your name (and the name of your institution, if applicable) to patients who want to connect to a clinic offering the hearing therapy to determine if a Medtronic product and therapy is appropriate for them.

Criteria Policy:

Medtronic uses several criteria to determine if a clinic may be included in the Program. Medtronic reserves the right to exclude a clinic/physician from the Program or remove a clinic/physician from the Program for any reason, as determined solely by Medtronic, and without notice, including if a physician/clinic fails to meet one or more of the following criteria:

•Physician/clinic meets knowledge, understanding and experience requirements and maintains proficiency with Medtronic hearing products and therapies;
Physician/clinic is actively following/managing patients with indications for the therapy;
Physician/clinic is willing to take on new patients;
Physician/clinic address is current;
Physician/clinic is practicing in the United States;
Physician/clinic meets Medtronic’s standard for complication rate, infection rate or other indicators of surgical techniques, surgical skills, or programming capabilities;
Physician/clinic meets Medtronic’s standard for patient bedside manner and/or patient management skills. 

You (and your institution, if applicable) also release Medtronic from any and all liability that may arise from the rights granted in this Release Agreement. This Release Agreement shall benefit Medtronic and all companies legally acting on its behalf. You also agree that Medtronic may contact you by mail or by email with further information on Medtronic products and therapies.

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