Chapter 1--Introduction-Historical Perspective on the Medical Staff/Hospital Relationship
Chapter 2--Basic Statutory, Regulatory, and Accreditation Matters
Chapter 3--Underlying Legal and Business Issues Impacting the Hospital/Medical Staff Relationship
Chapter 4--Organizational and Drafting Tips for Medical Staff Bylaws and Related Documents
Chapter 5--Content of Key Provisions of Healthcare Entity Bylaws
Chapter 6--Overview of Medical Staff Bylaws
Chapter 7--Credentialing Procedures
Chapter 8--Privileging-Procedures for Determination of Clinical Privileges
Chapter 9--Corrective Actions
Chapter 10--Fair Hearing Procedures
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Medical staffs and hospitals have historically had a unique relationship of interdependence. At the heart of this relationship are the medical staff bylaws. This practice guide provides an excellent framework for drafting bylaws that will establish an appropriate legal and professional relationship between the medical staff and the healthcare entity.
The authors provide:
• An overview of basic statutory, regulatory, and accreditation matters;
• Identification and discussion of underlying legal and business issues that will impact the drafting of appropriate bylaws;
• Guidance for incorporating The Joint Commission's changes to MS.01.01.01;
• Organizational and drafting tips, as well as suggested language that should be included in key provisions of the bylaws; and
• Discussion of the nature of medical staff appointment, procedures for determining clinical privileges, and fair hearing procedures.
The companion CD-ROM contains the full, searchable text of the book as well as links to the full text of most statutes and case law referenced. The CD also includes sample bylaw language in MS Word format, so that you can create comprehensive medical staff bylaws and related documents to fit your clients' needs. (The companion CD is not Mac-compatible.)