Resolution 18-106

Submitted by: Virginia Delegation to the AMA

WHEREAS,       current MSV policy does not contain language protecting and directing members on their rights and responsibilities of holding hospital privileges, and

WHEREAS,       the enclosed AMA has relevant policy H-225,942 “Physician and Medical Staff Bill of Rights” amended at the Annual 2018 American Medical Association House of Delegate meeting that could serve as a template for MSV, and

WHEREAS,       instances have arisen in the Commonwealth where the Board of Directors of a hospital or hospital system have ignored or usurped the medical staff Bylaws for their own benefit, therefore be it

RESOLVED,     that our Medical Society of Virginia adopt AMA policy H-225,942 “Physician and Medical Staff Bill of Rights” in the MSV Policy Compendium.

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