CHA News Article

New Guideline Examines Response to Disruptive Behavior in Physicians

A new guideline from California Public Protection & Physician Health, Inc., addresses policies and procedures medical staff should use to respond to disruptive physician behavior. In addition to defining “disruptive” behavior and levels of behavior that are considered problematic, the guideline also highlights organizational elements that should be in place to support medical staff. Developed by a workgroup of physicians from the California Medical Association’s Organized Medical Staff Section and the CHA’s Center for Hospital Medical Executives — as well as attorneys from Nossaman, LLP and Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP – the guideline considers the current clinical, administrative and legal context related to disruptive behavior in physicians.