Hospital Medical Staff, Board Certification for Membership

Medical staff membership and hospital privileges should be granted on the basis of the individual physician's documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities, and current competence. All medical staff members should recognize that overlap occurs among specialties and that no one department “owns’ or has exclusive rights to any particular privileges.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is opposed to the use of specialty board certification as the sole or an exclusionary criterion in determining medical staff membership. (1990) (2018 October BOD)