Privilege Support Protocol
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 specialty of family medicine.
- 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) (2017 COD)