Modernizing Medical Staff Bylaws
Elizabeth Snelson represents medical staff across the country, focusing on medical staff bylaws and credentialing, and works for medical societies on medical staff issues. A frequent speaker on medical staff legal issues, Ms. Snelson presents at medical staff leadership retreats, and in programs sponsored by state medical staff services associations and medical societies, the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association, and other organizations. She is Past President of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, Vice President of the ABA’s Physician Issues Interest Group, and serves Of Counsel to the Minneapolis law firm of Lockridge GrindalNauen. She was a member of the Joint Commission’s MS 01.01.01 Task Force. Her articles on medical staff legal issues have appeared in various publications. She is the author of The Physicians’ Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, published by AMA, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, the North Carolina Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, and other model medical staff documents.
Sometimes hospitals fall for a complicated re-do of medical staff documents that fall apart after the consultants leave the building. Or the medical staff bylaws have developed into a patchwork quilt of quick-fix additions created to respond to a plan of correction or accreditation survey report. Even updated bylaws can be improved by isolating processes to expose inefficiencies and inconsistencies.
This webinar will present case studies of basic medical staff operations made unduly complicated by clumsy medical staff bylaws, and how medical staff bylaws can be corrected to work better for the medical staff—while still complying with state and federal law and regulation, and Joint Commission accreditation standards.
Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws are required by state law and national
accreditation standards and must be maintained and updated for effective
day to day operations.
- Case studies on streamlining to improve medical staff operations
- Demystifying Joint Commission requirements for medical staff bylaws
- A safe, careful, clear peer-review process made possible
Course Level - All
Who Should Attend
Medical Staff President/Chief of Staff, Bylaws Committee, Credentialing Committee, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief of Staff, Director of Medical Staff, Medical Staff Attorney, Hospital Counsel, Medical Staff Manager, Credentialing Specialist, Human Resources professionals
Why Should You Attend
Medical staff bylaws create problems unnecessarily. Streamlining amendment, election, organizational and other processes –while still complying with state and federal law and regulations, and with Joint Commission accreditation standards-saves time, money, and frustration.