Hospital Bylaws on Low Volume/No Volume Privileging

The AAFP affirms that all physicians on the medical staff should have the same opportunity for clinical privileges commensurate with their documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities, and current competence. In the event of low volume or no volume experience, the hospital should provide a method of determining competency that is consistent with Joint Commission standards. This competency assessment method must be applied equally and fairly to all medical staff so that any physician applying for privileges can prove competency in the event of low or no volume experience and/or case numbers. (2010 COD)