Privilege Support Protocol
- AAFP-ACOG Joint Statement on Cooperative Practice and Hospital Privileges
- Privilege Assignment in Departmentalized Hospitals
- Privileges at Competing Hospitals
- Privileges, Documentation of Training and Experience
- Privileges, Electrocardiogram Interpretation
- Privileges, Emergency Care Services
- Privileges, Family Medicine Departments and
- Privileges and Training for New Procedures
- Privileges Independent of Department Structure
- Privileging Policy Statements
- Privileges, Special/Critical Care Unit
- Privileges, Surgical Assistant Privileges
The American Academy of Family Physicians supports unequivocally the concept that all physicians should obtain privileges in accordance with their individual, documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities, and current competence.
The criteria necessary before the AAFP accepts cases for legal support in the area of hospital privileges include:
- Strict following of the AAFP Protocol for Handling Hospital Privilege Problems.
- Impact on the family medicine movement.
- Evidence of discrimination based on physician specialty rather than individual qualifications. (In accordance with the legal principle of "inurement," a tax exempt organization may not expend funds for the benefit of an individual.)
(1982) (2012 COD)