Privileging Policy Statements

The AAFP believes that each specialty society should maintain responsibility for recommending, implementing, maintaining and evaluating privileging policies for its members. The AAFP also believes that privileging should be based on documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities and current competence, and, whenever possible, be evidence based.

Recognizing that on rare occasions minimum quotas (or numbers) may be required in specific privileging instances where insufficient data exists, the AAFP believes that a consensus opinion of experts from within the specialty may be necessary until such time as an evidence-based recommendation is available. (1995) (2012 COD)