Practicing medicine is not like other jobs that have a tradition of retirement at age 65. Physician shortages fuel support for physicians seeking to continue their careers indefinitely. Patient safety is paramount, but is it served by applying an age limit to medical staff membership and clinical privileges?
If so, what is the magic number?
Why should you Attend
Can medical staffs and hospitals place restrictions on physicians based on age?
Should hospitals and medical staffs place restrictions on physicians based on age?
Can physicians sue, alleging discrimination and civil rights violations?
Areas Covered in the Session
- Age Restrictions on Medical Staff membership and clinical privileges
- State Laws affecting physician age restrictions
- Federal laws affecting physician age restrictions
- Accreditation requirements related to age-based credentialing
- Implementation of age-based screening
- Eligibility for peer review protection
Who Will Benefit
- Medical Staff President/Chief of Staff
- Bylaws Committee
- Credentialing Committee
- Chief Medical Officer
- Vice President of Medical Affairs
- Chief of Staff
- Director of Medical Staff
- Medical Staff Attorney
- Hospital Counsel
- Medical Staff Manager
- Credentialing Specialist
- Human Resources Professionals
Elizabeth Snelson works for medical staffs and medical societies across the country. Medical staff bylaws are a primary focus of her practice. She also handles "disruptive practitioner" procedures, peer review problems, and other compliance matters.
A frequent speaker on medical staff legal issues, Elizabeth Snelson presents at medical staff leadership retreats and serves as an expert witness in credentialing and Data Bank cases.She is Past President of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, and past Vice President of the ABA's Physician Issues Interest Group. She was a member of the Joint Commission's Task Force on medical staff bylaws. Her articles on medical staff legal issues have appeared in various publications. She is the author of The Physicians Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, published by the American Medical Association.