Professional Medical Staff Discipline in Arizona
For over 40 years, the health law attorneys at Goldberg Law Group have been representing physicians facing disciplinary action (i.e. an “adverse action”) by hospital medical staffs.
Arizona medical staff discipline or adverse action can take a number of forms, including:
Summary suspension of clinical privileges
Restrictions on ability to exercise clinical privileges
Termination of medical staff membership and/or clinical privileges
Revocation of medical staff membership and/or clinical privileges
Non-renewal of medical staff membership and/or clinical privileges
Denial of appointment/reappointment to the medical staff
Hospitals are required to have medical staff bylaws that contain due process rights for physicians facing disciplinary action. Except in the rare event of a summary suspension, the hospital must offer the physician a hearing and allow the physician to exercise his or her due process rights before imposing any disciplinary action.
The specific due process rights hospitals are required to provide physicians are contained in the Federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) and in the medical staff bylaws applicable to each hospital. Due process rights available to physicians in hospital hearings often include:
Written notice of the reasons for the proposed disciplinary action, including all reasons based on the quality of medical care, or any other reason;
The right to call, examine and cross-examine witnesses;
The opportunity to present and rebut evidence;
The right to be represented by a personal lawyer or another person of the physician’s choosing;
The right to have an official record made of the proceeding; and
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Our attorneys are vigorous advocates for physicians in medical staff hearings and appeals. We work hard to protect and preserve the rights of Illinois and Arizona physicians under the medical staff bylaws and state and federal laws and defend adverse actions that threaten your membership and privileges.
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