CMA releases 2015 annotated Model Medical Staff Bylaws

July 13, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education 

The California Medical Association (CMA) has released its 2015 Model Medical Staff Bylaws. These bylaws are the definitive guide for medical staffs, providing details on professional and legal structures to support effective medical staff operations and self-governance.

The model bylaws are fully annotated to provide background information on critical provisions, including explanations of relevant state and federal laws, hospital accreditation standards, and other explanatory information. CMA's lawyers performed a complete evaluation of the bylaws to ensure they comport with current law and reflect CMA’s positions and policies.

A number of revisions were made to the 2015 bylaws to bring them into conformity with recent developments in the law and Joint Commission standards, to make them more practical and to clarify the role of the medical staff in matters pertaining to quality of care.

The 2015 Model Medical Staff Bylaws are available free to any medical staff with an active membership in CMA’s Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS). If your medical staff is not already an OMSS member, you can join by completing and submitting the OMSS membership application.

The model bylaws are also available to non-OMSS members for a fee. For more information, visit CMA's online resource library.

Contact: CMA member help center, (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.


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