Basanta, W. E. (2005). Survey of Illinois law: Health care professional licensure and discipline. Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 29, 675–685. Professional licensure and monitoring for disciplinary action are both ways that patients are safeguarded. This SIU article, while older, remains a good introduction.
Boyd, C. E. (2008). How compliance intersects with medical staff issues: Credentialing. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 10(2), 11–18. Become familiar with the Journal of Health Care Compliance as an excellent resource. This article, although a bit dated, addresses important compliance issues related to medical staff that remain relevant today.
Buppert, C. (2013). Legal limits: CMS says NPs credentialed by medical staff, not human resources. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(5), 317–318. This is a very important resource that presents the position of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on appropriate credentialing for Nurse Practitioners.
Cors, W. K. (2019). Medical staff bylaws and related documents, Part 8: The medical executive committee. Medical Staff Briefing, 29(11), 6–8. Be sure to review this example of a healthcare organization’s medical staff bylaws. Part of the purpose of bylaws is to communicate expectations for a code of conduct.
Keville, T. D. (2018). How federal disability and age discrimination laws apply - or not - to physician independent contractors who may be impaired. Health Lawyer, 31(1), 30–34. Corporate liability for medical staff conduct is a key consideration for healthcare administrators. This article offers valuable perspectives.
Peters, G. G. (1984). Reallocating liability to medical staff review committee members: A response to the hospital corporate liability doctrine. American Journal of Law & Medicine, 10(1), 115-138. Healthcare leaders have an obligation to ensure that medical staff leadership understand their role in the credentialing process.
Teaching new medical staff leaders about the credentialing process. (2016). Medical Staff Briefing, 26(8), 1–4. Healthcare organizations of all sizes need to consider the impact of the EEOC. This article is a great overview.