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VA Form 10-0094e Printable, Fillable in PDF – An affiliation agreement promotes common standards for patient care, resident and student education, research, and staff appointments. The parties to the affiliation agreement also seek to avoid duplication of academic assets. The parties enter into this affiliation in a spirit of mutual benefit to be achieved through an equitable contribution of resources. The affiliation agreement is crucial to the partnership because it forms the philosophical and, in some cases, the legal basis for numerous specific agreements that may be executed between components of the affiliate and VA. In entering into any agreements, VA and the affiliate have a responsibility to comply with federal laws and VA policies concerning conflicts of interest.
The existence of an affiliation agreement does not guarantee that VA and the affiliate will enter into additional agreements. However, some institutions may have other agreements including contracts, memoranda of understanding, or other written agreements.