Model Medical Staff Bylaws & Rules 2011
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CHA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws & Rules set the framework for the working relationship of the medical staff, hospital administration and governing body, and assures legal protections are in place. The model document stresses quality-of-care responsibilities and accountability and is intended to serve as a template that hospitals can use to develop their own bylaws and rules. System-wide credentialing and allied health professionals also are addressed.

The manual is consistent with California and federal law, and applicable The Joint Commission standards.

The 2011 edition includes annotated bylaws and rules that show exactly where revisions were made as compared to the 2008 edition. A free CD, containing Adobe Acrobat PDF and Microsoft Word files, is included with the manual. The CD also includes a memo highlighting the changes; a side-by-side comparison of CHA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules to the 2010 California Medical Association Model Bylaws; and a crosswalk of The Joint Commission’s March 2011 Elements of Performance to the CHA Bylaws.

CHA members can download the documents for free or choose to purchase the printed manual.

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  • Bylaws
    • Preamble
    • Definitions
    • Name and Purposes
    • Medical Staff Membership
    • Categories of the Medical Staff
    • Procedures for Appointment and Reappointment
    • Privileges
    • Allied Health Professionals
    • Performance Evaluation and Monitoring
    • Medical Staff Officers and Medical Director
    • Committees
    • Departments and Sections
    • Meetings
    • Confidentiality, Immunity, Releases and Indemnification
    • Performance Improvement and Corrective Action
    • Hearings and Appellate Reviews
    • General Provisions
    • Adoption and Amendment of Bylaws
  • Rules
    • Categories of Membership
    • Appointment and Reappointment
    • Standards of Conduct
    • Committees
    • Departments
    • Allied Health Professionals

302 pages (9th edition, 2011)