Our Mission

The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®) is the only professional association of temporary physician staffing firms committed to a code of ethics and to maintaining the highest industry standards.



NALTO® is an organization founded on very basic principles. We promote sound business practices across the locum tenens physician recruitment industry, and exist to ensure that physicians and healthcare facilities are treated fairly. There are many benefits when working with a NALTO® firm.



All NALTO® members must adhere to a written code of ethics that protect the relationships between medical facilities, physicians, and locum tenens agencies. When doing business with NALTO® associates, you are assured that the firm understands and applies the highest standards in the industry.



In addition, NALTO® provides an arbitration committee to settle disputes between member companies when monetary jurisdiction is involved. Although all NALTO® members agree to participate in the process, arbitration is not binding and parties may still seek a remedy through the legal system. However, if a dispute does end in a lawsuit, often the winner of the NALTO® arbitration enters the courtroom with an influential decision from its peers in the industry.

When choosing a locum tenens firm to represent you, NALTO® company members offer the highest standards in the industry. NALTO® company members are committed to both the physicians they place and the clients they represent. To begin working with a NALTO® firm, sign up as a physician or submit your job order today.

More About Our Commitment To Excellence

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The ethical principles established by NALTO® for the physician locum tenens industry are designed to maximize the relationships between physicians, clients, and locum tenens companies through honesty, professionalism, and integrity.

Best Practice Guidelines

Best Practice Guidelines

The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® was established in 2001 to create and enforce strong industry standards and practices for our profession, stressing honesty, objectivity, integrity, and competency.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

NALTO board members help guide the organization by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.