The Health Group has been and remains closely involved in the development of medical staff bylaws for multiple health care organizations.
Field Law has been retained by many health care organizations to advise on the implementation of the administrative and disciplinary processes under medical staff bylaws. Examples include:
- Initial assessment of complaints against medical staff
- Administrative hearings
- Immediate action to restrict privileges, and
- Consensual resolution.
We work diligently with medical leaders that have administrative roles under the medical staff bylaws, and provide advice on:
- Procedural fairness
- Risk management, and
- The effect of relevant legislation/jurisprudence.
Field Law is also retained to represent and advocate on behalf of health care organizations that, in fulfilling their mandate to protect the health and safety of patients, take steps to restrict or suspend medical staff privileges.
Finally, we represent health care organizations in appeals of the medical staff bylaws process to legislative bodies, such as the Hospital Privileges Appeal Board, and/or by way of judicial review to the Court.