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Medical Staff

Hospital leaders as well as health care regulators and the Joint Commission recognize that good patient care requires a properly functioning medical staff working cooperatively with hospital administration and other health care team members. Our experienced medical staff attorneys help hospitals and their medical staffs achieve those goals efficiently and in compliance with legal and other requirements.

We offer clients a focused practice representing hospitals and their medical staffs in the following range of matters:

  • Medical staff integration in multi-hospital health systems
  • Hospital board bylaws concerning medical staff matters
  • Medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies
  • Medical staff/governing body relations
  • Licensing and Joint Commission compliance
  • Peer review confidentiality
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Corrective action investigations
  • Participation in hearings, as advocates or hearing officers
  • Appellate proceedings before governing bodies following medical staff hearings
  • Litigation arising from medical staff disputes
  • Data bank and medical board reporting
  • Assisting in-house counsel and compliance officers in educating physicians, staff and boards of directors concerning regulatory compliance and risks
  • EMTALA and physician call coverage issues
  • Institutional review board and related medical research activities
  • Allied health professionals
  • Bioethics and consent

We provide our hospital and medical staff clients with the expertise and assistance they need to meet the challenges posed by today’s health care environment, and work together effectively to pursue their shared goal of providing high-quality patient care.

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