3335-43-02 Purpose

The purpose of the self-governing, democratically organized medical staff, which is accountable to the Ohio state university Wexner medical center board for the quality of care provided to the patients of the Ohio state university hospitals, shall be:

(A)  To strive to maintain quality standards of patient care for all patients admitted to the Ohio state university hospitals, consistent with an active teaching environment, realizing that the care and treatment of the individual patient is the medical responsibility of the member of the attending, courtesy A, and community affiliate medical staff to whose care the patient is admitted or transferred.

(B)  To support educational and research programs; elevate and advance the educational standards of our professions, including, but not limited to, pre- and post-M.D. students, nurse students, graduate nurse students, students of the allied medical professions, and students of other health professional colleges; and provide research programs to enhance and advance the educational and patient-care programs.

(C)  To provide a means whereby medical problems may be reviewed; policies and procedures discussed; and to provide a means for establishing and maintaining standards of professional, medical and educational performance, organization, and discipline within the medical staff and harmonious cooperation and understanding among the units comprising the Ohio state university hospitals.

(D)  To provide service, education and research programs to benefit the mental, physical, and environmental health of the citizens of the state of Ohio; dedicate itself to be responsive to the needs of its patients and to communicate effectively concerning matters of patient care; and encourage dissemination of medical knowledge to health professionals and the public, and conduct research for the prevention and treatment of disease.

(E)  To govern medical staff and credentialed practitioners these bylaws are not intended to and shall not create any contractual rights between the Ohio state university Wexner medical center and any practitioner. Any and all contracts of affiliation, association or employment shall control contractual and financial relationships between the Ohio state university Wexner medical center and such practitioners.

(Board approval dates: 6/7/2002, 2/2/2007, 9/19/2008, 4/8/2011, 11/7/2014, 4/6/2018)