Hospital Business Decisions: Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Physician Litigation

Overview


Justin Uhlemann and Audrey Pumariega authored this bylined article on how the due process procedures of hospital medical staff bylaws may not apply to business-related decisions. The authors wrote, “Many courts have held that, unless the bylaws expressly state otherwise, a physician is not contractually entitled to due process procedures when a hospital business decision incidentally affects physician clinical privileges; other courts disagree,” increasing litigation risk.