Medical Staff Bylaws: How to create documents that are clear, compliant, and fair


In this Presentation:

*How did we get here?

*Erosion of “the club”

*Why an “organized” medical staff?

*Why bylaws?

*Bylaws components

*Commonly encountered bylaws weaknesses:

*Conflict of interest

*Member’s rights

*Medical staff prerogatives/rights

*Mission/purpose statement


*Membership requirements

*Medical staff categories

*Medical staff officers

*Leadership development

*Credentialing and privileging

*Pre-application letter

*Special issues

*Overall committee structure

*Medical staff departments vs. clinical services


*Investigations (clear-line definition)

*Corrective actions/fair hearing

*Criteria for peer review: bylaws or procedure manual

*Precautionary suspensions

*Avoid unnecessary triggers for fair hearings


*Appellate review by board

*Peer review (OPPE) manual


*Amendment process

*Operational issues

*Corporate negligence

*Critical principle

*Communication of change strategy

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