Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group

The Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group provides a forum for those who represent and advise the individual healthcare professional, the collective medical or professional staff, and/or the healthcare entity with issues regarding the organization and operations of medical and professional staffs in healthcare entities and organizations, including but not limited to: the medical staff bylaws and rules; performance of medical staff responsibilities; appointments and credentialing; dealing with disruptive or impaired healthcare professionals; conducting peer review and quality assurance; taking corrective action; providing fair hearings for medical and allied health professional staffs; peer review communications and records confidentiality; National Practitioner Data Bank querying and reporting; peer review immunities; the effect of hospital business arrangements [e.g., exclusive contracts, mergers, acquisitions] upon medical staff membership and privileges; compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements pertaining to medical staff organizations; and the wide variety of litigation that may arise out of these activities.

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