Hospital Privileging

Hospital Privileging for Family Physicians

All physicians should obtain hospital privileges in accordance with their individual qualifications, i.e., documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities, and current competence. Scope-of-practice issues can be a crucial battleground for family physicians. The AAFP has information on avoiding privileging disputes, delineation forms, and handling privileging problems when they arise.

  • Avoiding Privileging Disputes

    A family physician needs to know what to do when faced with a privileging battle.

  • Resolving Problems with Obtaining or Modifying Hospital Privileges

    Protocol for problems in obtaining or modifying hospital privileges, which has been approved by the AAFP Board of Directors.

  • Delineation Forms

    The privilege delineation form is an administrative tool to assist the applicant's department and/or the credentials/executive committee to determine which privileges the applicant is qualified to obtain.

  • Procedure Tracker

    Log your clinical procedures from a list of family medicine procedures, and access and export a report to use when seeking privileges or credentialing.