3335-111-07 Categories of the medical staff.

The medical staff of the CHRI shall be divided into honorary, physician scholar, attending, associate attending, clinical attending, community associate attending, consulting medical staff and limited designations. All medical staff members with admitting privileges may admit patients in accordance with state law and criteria for standards of care established by the medical staff. Medical staff members who do not wish to obtain any clinical privileges shall be exempt from the requirements of medical malpractice liability insurance, DEA registration, demonstration of recent active clinical practice during the last two years and specific annual education requirements as outlined in the list maintained in the chief medical officer’s office, but are otherwise subject to the provisions of these bylaws.

(A)  Honorary staff.

The honorary staff will be composed of those individuals who are recognized for outstanding reputation, notable scientific and professional contributions, and high professional stature in an oncology field of interest. The honorary staff designation is awarded by the Wexner medical center board on the recommendation of the chief executive officer of the CHRI, executive vice president for health sciences, section chief, or the credentials committee after approval by the medical staff administrative committee. This is a lifetime appointment. Honorary staff are not entitled to patient care privileges.

(B)  Physician scholar medical staff.

(1)  Qualifications: The physician scholar medical staff shall be composed of those faculty members of the colleges of medicine and dentistry who are recognized for outstanding reputation, notable scientific and professional contributions, and high professional stature. This medical staff category includes but is not limited to emeritus faculty members. Nominations may be made to the chair of the credentialing committee who shall present the candidate to the medical staff administrative committee for approval.

(2)  Prerogatives: Members of the physician scholar medical staff shall have access to the CHRI and shall be given notice of all medical staff activities and meetings. Members of the physician scholar medical staff shall enjoy all rights of an attending medical staff member except physician scholar members shall not possess clinical privileges.

(C)  Attending medical staff.

(1)  Qualifications:

The attending staff shall consist of those regular faculty members of the colleges of medicine and dentistry who are licensed or certified in the state of Ohio, whose practice is at least seventy-five percent oncology and with a proven career commitment to oncology as demonstrated by the majority of the following:

Training, current board certification (as specified in paragraph (A)(5) of rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code), publications, grant funding, other funding and experience (as deemed appropriate by the chief executive officer and the section chief); and who satisfy the requirements and qualifications for membership set forth in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(2)  Prerogatives:

Attending staff members may:

(a)  Admit patients consistent with the balanced teaching and patient care responsibilities of the CHRI. When, in the judgment of the director of medical affairs, a balanced teaching program is jeopardized, following consultation with the chief executive officer, the clinical department chief and with the concurrence of a majority of the medical staff administrative committee, the director of medical affairs may restrict admissions. Imposition of such restrictions shall not entitle the attending staff member to a hearing or appeal pursuant to rule 3335-111-06 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Be free to exercise such clinical privileges as are granted pursuant to these bylaws.

(c)  Vote on all matters presented at general and special meetings of the medical staff and committees of which he or she is a member unless otherwise provided by resolution of the medical staff, clinical department or committee and approved by the medical staff administrative committee.

(d)  Hold office in the medical staff organization, clinical departments and committees of which they are a member, unless otherwise provided by resolution of the medical staff, clinical department or committee and approved by the medical staff administrative committee.

(3)  Responsibilities:

An attending staff member shall:

(a)  Meet the basic responsibilities set forth in rules 3335-111-02 and 3335-111-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Retain responsibility within the member’s area of professional competence for the continuous care and supervision of each patient in the CHRI for whom he or she is providing care, or arrange a suitable alternative for such care and supervision.

(c)  Actively participate in such quality evaluation and monitoring activities as required by the medical staff, and discharge such staff functions as may be required from time to time.

(d)  Satisfy the requirements set forth in rule 3335-111-13 of the Administrative Code for attendance at medical staff meetings and meetings of those committees of which they are a member.

(e)  Supervise members of the limited staff in the provision of patient care in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of approved clinical training programs. It is the responsibility of the attending physician to authorize each member of the limited staff to perform only those services that the limited staff member is competent to perform under supervision.

(f)   Supervise other licensed allied health professionals as necessary in accordance with accreditation standards and state law. It is the responsibility of the attending physician to authorize each licensed allied health professional to perform only those services which the licensed allied health professional is privileged to perform.

(g)  Take call as assigned by the clinical department chief.

(D)  Associate attending staff.

(1)  Qualifications:

The associate attending staff shall consist of those regular faculty members of the colleges of medicine and dentistry who do not qualify for attending staff appointment.

(2)  Prerogatives:

The associate attending staff may:

(a)  Admit patients consistent with the balanced teaching and patient care responsibilities of the institution. When, in the judgment of the director of medical affairs, a balanced teaching program is jeopardized, following consultation with the chief executive officer, the clinical department chief and with the concurrence of a majority of the medical staff administrative committee, the director of medical affairs may restrict admissions. Imposition of such restrictions shall not entitle the associate attending staff member to a hearing or appeal pursuant to rule 3335-111-06 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Be free to exercise such clinical privileges as are granted pursuant to the bylaws.

(c)  Vote on all matters presented at general and special meetings of the medical staff and committees of which he or she is a member unless otherwise provided by resolution of the staff, clinical department or committee and approved by the medical staff administrative committee.

(d)  The associate attending staff member may not vote on amendments to the bylaws.

(3)  Responsibilities:

Associate attending staff members shall:

(a)  Meet the basic responsibilities set forth in rules 3335-111-02 and 3335-111-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Retain responsibility within the member’s care area of professional competence for the continuous care and supervision of each patient in the CHRI for whom the member is providing care, or arrange a suitable alternative for such care and supervision including the supervision of interns, residents and fellows assigned to their service.

(c)  Actively participate in such quality evaluation and monitoring activities as required by the staff and discharge such staff functions as may be required from time to time.

(d)  Satisfy the requirements set forth in rule 3335-111-13 of the Administrative Code for attendance at medical staff meetings and meetings of those committees of which they are a member.

(E)  Clinical attending staff.

(1)  Qualifications:

The clinical attending staff shall consist of those clinical faculty members of the colleges of medicine and dentistry who have training, expertise, and experience in oncology, as determined by the chief executive officer in consultation with the section chief and who satisfy the requirements and qualifications for membership set forth in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(2)  Prerogatives:

The clinical attending staff may:

(a)  Admit patients which complement the research and clinical teaching program. At times when hospital beds or other resources are in short supply, patient admissions of clinical staff shall be subordinate to those of attending or associate attending staff.

(b)  Be free to exercise such clinical privileges as are granted pursuant to these bylaws.

(c)  Attend meetings as non-voting members of the medical staff and any medical staff or hospital education programs. The clinical attending staff may not hold elected office in the medical staff organization.

(3)  Responsibilities:

(a)  Meet the basic responsibilities set forth in rules 3335-111-02 and 3335-111-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Retain responsibility within the member’s area of professional competence for the continuous care and supervision of each patient in the CHRI for whom the member is providing care, or arrange a suitable alternative for such care and supervision including the supervision of interns, residents and fellows assigned to their service.

(c)  Actively participate in such quality evaluation and monitoring activities as required by the staff and discharge such staff functions as may be required from time to time.

(d)  Satisfy the requirements set forth in rule 3335-111-13 of the Administrative Code for attendance at medical staff meetings and meetings of those committees of which they are a member.

(e)  Supervise members of the limited staff in the provision of patient care in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of approved clinical training programs. It is the responsibility of the attending physician to authorize each member of the limited staff to perform only those services which the limited staff member is competent to perform under supervision.

(f)   Supervise other licensed allied health professionals as necessary in accordance with accreditation standards and state law. It is the responsibility of the attending physician to authorize each licensed allied health professional to perform only those services which the licensed allied health professional is privileged to perform.

(F)  Community associate attending staff.

(1)  Qualifications:

The community associate attending staff shall consist of those applicants who do not have faculty appointments in any of the academic units of the Ohio state university and who are licensed in the state of Ohio and who satisfy the requirements and qualifications for membership set forth in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code. All applications for appointment and reappointment to the community associate attending staff shall be made to the chief executive officer for initial evaluation. The chief executive officer shall consult with the clinical department chief and the chairperson of the appropriate academic department and when appropriate may refer each application for completion of the appointment procedure in accordance with pertinent requirements of paragraph (E) or (F) of rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code. The approval of the clinical department chief and the academic department chairperson or section chief shall not be required.

(2)  Prerogatives:

The community associate attending staff members may:

(a)  Provide consulting services to James patients.

(b)  Admit patients when the primary diagnosis is cancer or cancer-related.

(c)  Be free to exercise such clinical privileges as are granted pursuant to these bylaws.

(d)  Attend all meetings of the medical staff as non-voting members and attend any and all medical staff or hospital education programs. The community associate attending staff member may not hold elected office in the medical staff organization except to serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of medical staff committees if appointed pursuant to these rules.

(3)  Responsibilities:

The community associate attending staff members shall:

(a)  Meet the basic responsibilities set forth in rules 3335-111-02 and 3335-111-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Retain responsibility within their care area of professional competence for the continuous care and supervision of each patient for whom the member is providing care, or arrange a suitable alternative for such care and supervision.

(c)  Actively participate in such quality evaluation and monitoring activities as required by the staff and discharge such staff functions as may be required from time to time.

(d)  Satisfy the requirements set forth in rule 3335-111-13 of the Administrative Code for attendance at staff meetings and meetings of those committees of which they are a member.

(e)  Supervise members of the limited staff in the provision of patient care in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of approved clinical training programs.

(G)  Consulting medical staff.

(1)  Qualifications.

The consulting medical staff shall consist of those faculty members of the colleges of medicine and dentistry who:

(a)  Satisfy the requirements and qualifications for membership set forth in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Are consultants of recognized professional ability and expertise who provide a service not readily available from the attending medical staff. These practitioners provide services to James patients only at the request of attending or associate attending members of the medical staff.

(c)  Demonstrate participation on the active medical staff at another accredited hospital requiring performance improvement/quality assessment activities similar to those of the hospitals of the Ohio state university. The practitioner shall also hold at such other hospital the same privileges, without restriction, that he/she is requesting at the James cancer hospital. An exception to this qualification may be made by the Wexner medical center board provided the practitioner is otherwise qualified by education, training and experience to provide the requested service.

(2)  Prerogatives:

Consulting medical staff members may:

(a)  Exercise the clinical privileges granted for consultation purposes on an occasional basis when requested by an attending or associate attending medical staff member.

(b)  Have access to all medical records and be entitled to utilize the facilities of the Ohio state university hospitals and James cancer hospital incidental to the clinical privileges granted pursuant to these bylaws.

(c)  Not admit patients to the Ohio state university hospitals or James cancer hospital.

(d)  Not vote on medical staff policies, rules and regulations, or bylaws, and may not hold office.

(e)  Must actively participate in such quality evaluation and monitoring activities as required by the medical staff and as outlined in the medical staff policy entitled “consulting medical staff member policy.”

(f)   Attend medical staff meetings, but shall not be entitled to vote at such meetings or hold office.

(g)  Attend department meetings, but shall not be entitled to vote at such meetings or serve as clinical department chief.

(h)  Serve as a non-voting member of a medical staff committee; provided, however, that he/she may not serve as a committee chair or as a member of the medical staff administrative committee.

(3)  Responsibilities.

Each member of the consulting medical staff shall:

(a)  Meet the basic responsibilities set forth in rules 3335-111-02 and 3335-111-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b)  Be exempt from all medical staff dues.

(H)  Limited staff.

Limited staff are not considered members of the medical staff, do not have delineated clinical privileges, and do not have the right to vote in general medical staff elections. Except where expressly stated, limited staff are bound by the terms of these bylaws, rules and regulations of the medical staff and the limited staff agreement.

(1)  Qualifications:

The limited staff shall consist of doctors of medicine, osteopathic physicians, dentists and practitioners of podiatry or psychology who are accepted in good standing by a program director into a postdoctoral graduate medical education program and appointed to the limited staff in accordance with these bylaws. The limited staff shall maintain compliance with the requirements of state law, including regulations adopted by the Ohio state medical board, or the limited staff member’s respective licensing board.

Members of the limited staff shall possess a valid training certificate or an unrestricted Ohio license from the applicable state board based on eligibility criteria defined by that state board. All members of the limited staff shall be required to successfully obtain an Ohio training certificate prior to beginning training within a program.

(2)  Responsibilities:

The limited staff shall:

(a)  Be responsible to respond to all questions and complete all forms as may be required by the credentials committee.

(b)  Participate fully in the teaching programs, conferences, and seminars of the clinical department in which he or she is appointed in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of the graduate medical education committee and approved clinical training programs.

(c)  Participate in the care of all patients assigned to the limited staff member under the appropriate supervision of a designated member of the attending medical staff in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of the clinical training programs. The clinical activities of the limited staff shall be determined by the program director appropriate for the level of education and training. Limited staff shall be permitted to perform only those services that they are authorized to perform by the member of the attending medical staff based on the competence of the limited staff to perform such services. The limited staff may admit or discharge patients only when acting on behalf of the attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff. The limited staff member shall follow all rules and regulations of the service to which he or she is assigned, as well as the general rules of the CHRI pertaining to limited staff.

(d)  Serve as full members of the various medical staff committees in accordance with established committee composition as described in these bylaws and/or rules and regulations of the medical staff. The limited staff member shall not be eligible to vote or hold elected office in the medical staff organization, but may vote on committees to which the limited staff member is assigned.

(e)  Be expected to make regular satisfactory professional progress including anticipated certification by the respective specialty or subspecialty program of post-doctoral training in which the limited staff member is enrolled. Evaluation of professional growth and appropriate humanistic qualities shall be made on a regular schedule by the clinical department chief, program director, teaching faculty or evaluation committee in accordance with accreditation standards and policies and procedures of the approved training programs.

(f)   Appeal by a member of the limited staff of probation, lack of reappointment, suspension or termination for failure to meet expectations for professional growth or failure to display appropriate humanistic qualities or failure to successfully complete any other competency as required by the accreditation standards of an approved training program will be conducted and limited in accordance with written guidelines established by the respective academic department or training program and approved by the director of medical affairs and the Ohio state university’s graduate medical education committee as delineated in the limited staff agreement. Alleged misconduct by a member of the limited staff, for reasons other than failure to meet expectations of professional growth as outlined above, shall be handled in accordance with rules 3335-111-05 and 3335-111-06 of the Administrative Code.

(3)  Failure to meet reasonable expectations:

Failure to meet reasonable expectations may result in sanctions including but not limited to probation, lack of reappointment, suspension or termination. Termination of limited staff member status shall result in automatic termination of the limited staff member’s residency or fellowship appointment pursuant to these bylaws.

(4)  Temporary appointments:

(a)  Limited staff members who are Ohio state university faculty may be granted an early commencement or an extension of appointment upon the recommendation of the chief of the clinical department, with prior concurrence of the associate dean for graduate medical education, when it is necessary for the limited staff member to begin his or her training program prior to or extend his or her training program beyond a regular appointment period. The appointment shall not exceed sixty days.

(b)  Temporary appointments may be granted upon the recommendation of the chief of the clinical department, with prior concurrence of the associate dean for graduate medical education, for limited staff members who are not Ohio state university faculty but who, pursuant to education affiliate agreements approved by the university, need to satisfy approved graduate medical education clinical rotation requirements. These appointments shall not exceed a total of one hundred twenty days in any given post-graduate year. In such cases, the mandatory requirement for a faculty appointment may be waived. All other requirements for limited staff member appointment must be satisfied.

(5)  Supervision:

Limited staff members shall be under the supervision of an attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member. Limited staff members shall have no privileges as such but shall be able to care for patients under the supervision and responsibility of their attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member. The care they extend will be governed by these bylaws and the general rules and regulations of each clinical department. The practice of care shall be limited by the scope of privileges of their attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member. Any concerns or problems that arise in the limited staff member’s performance should be directed to the attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member or the director of the training program.

(a)  Limited staff members may write orders for the care of patients under the supervision of the attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member.

(b)  All records of limited staff member cases must document involvement of the attending, associate attending, clinical attending or community associate attending medical staff member in the supervision of the patient’s care to include co-signature of the history and physical, operative report, and discharge summary.

(I)  Associates to the medical staff.

(1)  Qualifications:

Licensed health care professionals are those professionals who possess a license, certificate or other legal credential required by Ohio law to provide direct patient care in a hospital setting, but who are not acting as licensed independent practitioners.

(2)  Due process:

Licensed health care professionals are subject to corrective action for violation of these rules, their certificate of authority, standard care agreement, utilization plan or the provisions of their licensure, including professional ethics. Corrective action may be requested by any member of the medical staff, the clinical department chief, the chairperson of an academic department, the section chief, the medical director of credentialing or the director of medical affairs. All requests shall be in writing and be submitted to the director of medical affairs.

The director of medical affairs shall appoint a three-person committee to review the situation and recommend appropriate corrective action, including termination or suspension of clinical privileges. The committee shall consist of at least one licensed health care professional licensed in the same field as the individual being reviewed, if available, and one medical staff member. The committee shall make a written recommendation to the director of medical affairs, who may accept, reject or modify the recommendation. The decision of the director of medical affairs shall be final.

(J)  Temporary medical staff appointment.

(1)  External peer review. When peer review activities are being conducted by someone other than a current member of the medical staff, the chief medical officer or director of medical affairs may admit a practitioner to the medical staff for a limited period of time. Such membership is solely for the purpose of conducting peer review in a particular evaluation and this temporary membership automatically expires upon the member’s completion of duties in connection with such peer review. Such appointment does not include clinical privileges, and is for a limited purpose.

(2)  Proctoring. Temporary privileges may be extended to visiting physician or visiting medical faculty for special clinical or educational activities as permitted by the Ohio state medical or dental board. When medical staff members require proctoring for the purposes of gaining experience to become credentialed to perform a procedure, a visiting medical faculty or visiting physician may apply for temporary privileges pursuant to the medical staff proctoring policy.

(K)  Clinical privileges.

(1)  Delineation of clinical privileges:

(a)  Every person practicing at the CHRI by virtue of medical staff membership, faculty appointment, contract or under authority granted in these bylaws shall, in connection with such practice, be entitled to exercise only those clinical privileges specifically applied for and granted to the staff member or other licensed allied health professional by the Wexner medical center board after recommendation from the medical staff administrative committee.

(b)  Each clinical department and CHRI section shall develop specific clinical criteria and standards for the evaluation of privileges with emphasis on invasive or therapeutic procedures or treatment which represent significant risk to the patient or for which specific professional training or experience is required. Such criteria and standards are subject to the approval of the medical staff administrative committee and the Wexner medical center board.

(c)  Requests for the exercise and delineation of clinical privileges must be made as part of each application for appointment or reappointment to the medical staff on the forms prescribed by the medical staff administrative committee. Every person in an administrative position who desires clinical privileges shall be subject to the same procedure as all other applicants. Requests for clinical privileges must be submitted to the chief of the clinical department in which the clinical privileges will be exercised. Clinical privileges requested other than during appointment or reappointment to the medical staff shall be submitted to the chief of the clinical department and such request must include documentation of relevant training or experience supportive of the request.

(d)  The chief of the clinical department shall review each applicant’s request for clinical privileges and shall make a recommendation regarding clinical privileges to the medical director of credentialing. Requests for clinical privileges shall be evaluated based upon the applicant’s education, training, experience, demonstrated competence, references, and other relevant information including the direct observation and review of records of the applicant’s performance by the clinical department in which the clinical privileges are exercised. Whenever possible, the review should be of primary source information. The applicant shall have the burden of establishing qualifications and competence in the clinical privileges requested and shall have the burden of production of adequate information for the proper evaluation of qualifications.

(e)  The applicant’s request for clinical privileges and the recommendation of the clinical department chief shall be forwarded to the credentials committee and shall be processed in the same manner as applications for appointment and reappointment pursuant to rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(f)   Medical staff members who are granted new or initial privileges are subject to FPPE, which is a six-month period of focused monitoring and evaluation of practitioner’s professional performance. Following FPPE medical staff members with clinical privileges are subject to ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), which information is factored into the decision to maintain existing privileges, to revise existing privileges, or to revoke an existing privilege prior to or at the time of renewal. FPPE and OPPE are fully detailed in medical staff policies that were approved by the medical staff administrative committee and the Wexner medical center board.

(g)  Upon resignation, termination or expiration of the medical staff member’s faculty appointment or employment with the university for any reason, such medical staff appointment and clinical privileges of the medical staff member shall automatically expire.

(h)  Medical staff members authorize the CHRI and clinics to share amongst themselves credentialing, quality and peer review information pertaining to the medical staff member’s clinical competence and/or professional conduct. Such information may be shared at initial appointment and/or reappointment and at any time during the medical staff member’s medical staff appointment to the medical staff of the CHRI.

(i)  Medical staff members authorize the CHRI to release, in good faith and without malice, information to managed care organizations, regulating agencies, accreditation bodies and other health care entities for the purposes of evaluating the medical staff member’s qualifications pursuant to a request for appointment, clinical privileges, participation or other credentialing or quality matters.

(2)  Temporary and special privileges:

(a)  Temporary privileges may be extended to a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dental surgery, psychologist, podiatry or to a licensed allied health professional upon completion of an application prescribed by the medical staff administrative committee, upon recommendation of the chief of the clinical department, and approval by the director of medical affairs. The director of medical affairs, acting as a member and on behalf of the Wexner medical center board, has been delegated responsibility by the Wexner medical center board to grant approval of temporary privileges. The temporary privileges granted shall be consistent with the applicant’s training and experience and with clinical department guidelines. Prior to granting temporary privileges, primary source verification of licensure and current competence shall be required. Temporary privileges shall be limited to situations which fulfill an important patient care need and shall not be granted for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty days.

(b)  Temporary privileges may be extended to visiting medical faculty or for special activity as provided by the Ohio state medical or dental boards.

(c)  Temporary privileges granted for locum tenens may be exercised for a maximum of one hundred twenty days, consecutive or not, any time during the twenty-four month period following the date they are granted.

(d)  Practitioners granted temporary privileges will be restricted to the specific delineations for which the temporary privileges are granted. The practitioner will be under the supervision of the chair of the clinical department while exercising any temporary privileges granted.

(e)  Practitioners exercising temporary privileges shall abide by these medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and hospital and medical staff policies.

(f)   Special privileges -- upon receipt of a written request for specific temporary clinical privileges and the approval of the clinical department chief, the chairperson of the academic department and the director of medical affairs, an appropriately licensed or certified practitioner of documented competence, who is not an applicant for medical staff membership, may be granted special clinical privileges for the care of one or more specific patients. Such privileges shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions specified in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(g)  The temporary and special privileges must also be in conformity with accrediting bodies’ standards and the rules and regulations of professional boards of Ohio.

(3)  Expedited privileges:

If the Wexner medical center board is not scheduled to convene in a timeframe that permits the timely consideration of the recommendation of a complete application by the medical staff administrative committee, eligible applicants may be granted expedited privileges by the quality and professional affairs committee of the Wexner medical center board. Certain restrictions apply to the appointment and granting of clinical privileges via the expedited process. These include but are not limited to: an involuntary termination of medical staff membership at another hospital, involuntary limitation, or reduction, denial or loss of clinical privileges, a history of professional liability actions resulting in a final judgment against the applicant, or a challenge by a state licensing board.

(4)  Podiatric privileges:

(a)  Practitioners of podiatry may admit patients to the CHRI if such patients are being admitted solely to receive care that a podiatrist may provide without medical assistance, pursuant to the scope of the professional license of the podiatrist. Practitioners of podiatry must, in all other circumstances co-admit patients with a member of the medical staff who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine. A member of the medical staff who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathy shall:

(i)  Be responsible for any medical problems that the patient has while an inpatient of the CHRI; and

(ii)  Shall confirm the findings, conclusions and assessment of risk prior to high-risk diagnosis or therapeutic interventions defined by the medical staff.

(b)  Practitioners of podiatry shall be responsible for the podiatric care of the patient including the podiatric history and physical examination and all appropriate elements of the patient’s record.

(c)  The podiatrist shall be responsible to the chief of the department of orthopaedics.

(5)  Psychology privileges:

(a)  Psychologists shall be granted clinical privileges based upon their training, experience and demonstrated competence and judgment consistent with their license to practice. Psychologists shall not prescribe drugs, or perform surgical procedures, or in any other way practice outside the area of their approved clinical privileges or expertise unless otherwise authorized by law.

(b)  Psychologists may not admit patients to the CHRI, but may diagnose and treat a patient’s psychological illness as part of the patient’s comprehensive care while hospitalized. All patients admitted for psychological care shall receive the same medical appraisal as all other hospitalized patients. A member of the medical staff who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine shall admit the patient and shall be responsible for the history and physical and any medical care that may be required during the hospitalization, and shall determine the appropriateness of any psychological therapy based on the total health status of the patient. Psychologists may provide consultation within their area of expertise on the care of patients within the CHRI. In ambulatory settings, psychologists shall diagnose and treat their patient’s psychological illness. Psychologists shall ensure that their patients receive referral for appropriate medical care.

(c)  Psychologists shall be responsible to the chief of the clinical department in which they are appointed.

(6)  Dental privileges:

(a)  Practitioners of dentistry, who have not been granted clinical privileges as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, may admit patients to the CHRI if such patients are being admitted solely to receive care which a dentist may provide without medical assistance, pursuant to the scope of the professional license of the dentist. Practitioners of dentistry must, in all other circumstances, co-admit patients with a member of the medical staff who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine.

(b)  A member of the medical staff who is a doctor of medicine or osteopathy:

(i)  Shall be responsible for any medical problems that the patient has while an inpatient of the CHRI; and

(ii)  Shall confirm the findings, conclusions and assessment of risk prior to high-risk diagnoses or therapeutic interventions defined by the medical staff.

(c)  Practitioners of dentistry shall be responsible for the dental care of the patient including the dental history and physical examination and all appropriate elements of the patient’s record.

(7)  Oral and maxillofacial surgical privileges:

All patients admitted to the CHRI for oral and maxillofacial surgical care shall receive the same medical appraisal as all other hospitalized patients. Qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeons shall admit patients, shall be responsible for the plan of care for the patients, shall perform the medical history and physical examination, if they have such privileges, in order to assess the medical, surgical, and anesthetic risks of the proposed operative and other procedure(s), and shall be responsible for the medical care that may be required at the time of admission or that may arise during hospitalization.

(8)  Licensed allied health professionals:

(a)  Clinical privileges may be exercised by licensed allied health professionals who are duly licensed in the state of Ohio and who are either:

(i)   Members of the faculty of the Ohio state university, or

(ii)  Employees of the Ohio state university whose employment involves the exercise of clinical privileges, or

(iii)  Employees of members of the medical staff.

(b)  A licensed allied health professional as used herein, shall not be eligible for medical staff membership but shall be eligible to exercise those clinical privileges granted pursuant to these bylaws and in accordance with applicable Ohio state law. If granted such privileges under this rule and in accordance with applicable Ohio state law, other licensed allied health professionals may perform all or part of the medical history and physical examination of the patient. Licensed health care professionals with privileges are subject to FPPE and OPPE.

(c)  Licensed allied health professionals shall apply and re-apply for clinical privileges on forms prescribed by the medical staff administrative committee and shall be processed in the same manner as provided in rule 3335-111-04 of the Administrative Code.

(d)  Licensed allied health professionals are not members of the medical staff, but may write admitting orders for: patients of the CHRI, when granted such privileges under this rule adn in accordance with applicable Ohio state law. If such privileges are granted, the patient will be admitted under the medical supervision of the responsible medical staff member. Licensed allied health professionals are not members of the medical staff and shall not be eligible to hold office, to vote on medical staff affairs, or to serve on standing committees of the medical staff unless specifically authorized by the medical staff administrative committee.

(e)  Each licensed allied health professional shall be individually assigned to a clinical department and shall be supervised by or collaborate with one or more members of the medical staff as required by Ohio law. The licensed health care professional’s clinical privileges are contingent upon the collaborating/supervising medical staff member’s privileges. In the event that the collaborating/supervising medical staff member loses privileges or resigns, the licensed allied health care professionals whom he or she has supervised shall be placed on administrative hold until another collaborating/ supervising medical staff member is assigned. The new collaborating/supervising medical staff member shall be assigned in less than thirty days.

(f)  Licensed allied health professionals must comply with all limitations and restrictions imposed by their respective licenses, certifications, or legal credentials as required by Ohio law, and may only exercise those clinical privileges granted in accordance with provisions relating to their respective professions.

(g)  Only applicants who can document the following shall be qualified for clinical privileges as a licensed allied health professional:

(i)  Current license, certification, or other legal credential required by Ohio law;

(ii)  Certificate of authority, standard care arrangement/agreement, or utilization plan;

(iii)  Education, training, professional background and experience, and professional competence;

(iv)  Patient care quality indicators definition for initial appointment. This data will be in a format determined by the licensed allied health professional subcommittee and the quality management department of the Ohio state university medical center;

(v)  Adherence to the ethics of the profession for which an individual holds a license, certification, or other legal credential required by Ohio law;

(vi)  Evidence of required immunization;

(vii)  Evidence of good personal and professional reputation as established by peer recommendations;

(viii)  Satisfactory physical and mental health to perform requested clinical privileges; and

(ix)  Ability to work with members of the medical staff and the CHRI employees.

(h)  The applicant shall have the burden to produce documentation with sufficient adequacy to assure the medical staff and the CHRI that any patient cared for by the licensed allied health professional seeking clinical privileges shall be given quality care, and that the efficient operation of the CHRI will not be disrupted by the applicant’s care of patients in the CHRI.

(i)  By applying for clinical privileges as a licensed allied health professional, the applicant agrees to the following terms and conditions:

(i)  The applicant has read the bylaws and rules and regulations of the medical staff of the CHRI and agrees to abide by all applicable terms of such bylaws and any applicable rules and regulations, including any subsequent amendments thereto, and any applicable CHRI policies that the CHRI may from time to time put into effect;

(ii)  The applicant releases from liability all individuals and organizations who provide information to the CHRI regarding the applicant and all members of the medical staff, the CHRI staff and the Wexner medical center board and the Ohio state university board of trustees for all acts in connection with investigating and evaluating the applicant;

(iii)  The applicant shall not deceive a patient as to the identity of any practitioner providing treatment or service in the CHRI;

(iv)  The applicant shall not make any statement or take any action that might cause a patient to believe that the licensed allied health professional is a member of the medical staff; and

(v)  The applicant shall obtain and continue to maintain professional liability insurance in such amounts required by the medical staff.

(j)  Licensed allied health care professionals shall be subject to quality review and corrective action as outlined in this paragraph for violation of these bylaws, their certificate of authority, standard of care agreement, utilization plan, or the provisions of their licensure, including professional ethics. Review may be requested by any member of the medical staff, a chief of the clinical department, or by the medical director of quality or the chief quality officer. All requests shall be in writing and shall be submitted to the chief quality officer. The chief quality officer, unless delegated to the medical director of quality, shall appoint a three-person committee to review and make recommendations concerning appropriate action. The committee shall consist of at least one licensed allied health care professional and one medical staff member. The committee shall make a written recommendation to the chief quality officer, unless delegated to the medical director of quality, who may accept, reject, or modify the recommendation. The chief quality officer, unless delegated to the medical director of quality shall forward his or her recommendation to the director of medical affairs for final determination.

(k)  Appeal process.

(i)   A licensed allied health care professional may submit a notice of appeal to the chairperson of the quality and professional affairs committee within thirty days of receipt of written notice of any adverse corrective action pursuant to these bylaws.

(ii)  If an appeal is not so requested within the thirty-day period, the licensed allied health care professional shall be deemed to have waived the right to appeal and to have conclusively accepted the decision of the director of medical affairs.

(iii)  The appellate review shall be conducted by the chief of staff, the chair of the licensed health care professionals subcommittee and one medical staff member from the same discipline as the licensed allied health care professional under review. The licensed allied health care professional under review shall have the opportunity to present any additional information deemed relevant to the review and appeal of the decision.

(iv)  The affected licensed allied health care professional shall have access to the reports and records, including transcripts, if any, of the hearing committee and of the medical staff administrative committee and all other material, favorable or unfavorable, that has been considered by the chief quality officer. The licensed allied health care professional shall submit a written statement indicating those factual and procedural matters with which the member disagrees, specifying the reasons for such disagreement. This written statement may cover any matters raised at any step in the procedure to which the appeal is related, and legal counsel may assist in its preparation. Such written statement shall be submitted to the review committee no later than seven days following the date of the licensed allied health care professional’s notice of appeal.

(v)  New or additional matters shall only be considered on appeal at the sole discretion of the quality and professional affairs committee.

(vi)  Within thirty days following submission of the written statement by the licensed allied health care professional, the chief of staff shall make a final recommendation to the chair of the quality and professional affairs committee of the Wexner medical center board. The quality and professional affairs committee of the Wexner medical center board shall determine whether the adverse decision will stand or be modified and shall recommend to the Ohio state university Wexner medical center board that the adverse decision be affirmed, modified or rejected, or to refer the matter back to the review committee for further review and recommendation. Such referral to the review committee may include a request for further investigation.

(vii)  Any final decision by the Wexner medical center board shall be communicated by the chief quality officer and by certified return receipt mail to the last known address of the licensed allied health care professional as determined by university records. The chief quality officer shall also notify in writing the senior vice president for health sciences, the dean of the college of medicine, the chief executive officer of the CHRI and the vice president for health services and the chief of the applicable clinical department or departments. The chief quality officer, unless delegated to the medical director of quality, shall take immediate steps to implement the final decision.

(9)  Emergency privileges:

In the case of an emergency, any member of the medical staff to the degree permitted by the member’s license or certification and regardless of department or medical staff status shall be permitted to do everything possible to save the life of a patient using every facility of the CHRI necessary, including the calling for any consultation necessary or desirable. After the emergency situation resolves, the patient shall be assigned to an appropriate member of the medical staff. For the purposes of this paragraph, an “emergency” is defined as a condition that would result in serious permanent harm to a patient or in which the life of a patient is in immediate danger and any delay in administering treatment would add to that danger.

(10)  Disaster privileges:

Disaster privileges may be granted in order to provide voluntary services during a local, state or national disaster in accordance with hospital/medical staff policy and only when the following two conditions are present: the emergency management plan has been activated and the hospital is unable to meet immediate patient needs. Such privileges may be granted by the director of medical affairs or the medical director of credentialing to fully licensed or certified, qualified individuals who at the time of the disaster are not members of the medical staff. These privileges will be limited in scope and will terminate once the disaster situation subsides or at the discretion of the director of medical affairs temporary privileges are granted thereafter.

(11)  Telemedicine:

Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communication or other communication technologies to provide or support clinical care at a distance. Diagnosis and treatment of a patient may now be performed via telemedicine link.

(a)  A member of the medical staff who wishes to utilize electronic technologies (telemedicine) to render care must so indicate on the application for clinical privileges form.

(b)  A member of the medical staff may request to exercise via telemedicine the same clinical privileges he or she has already been granted. The credentials committee, the chief of the clinical service, medical director of credentialing, the director of medical affairs or the medical staff administrative committee, and the Wexner medical center board shall have the prerogative of requiring documentation or making a determination of the appropriateness of the exercise of a particular specialty/subspecialty via telemedicine.

(Board approval dates: 9/1/1993, 3/3/1995, 4/3/1996, 12/6/1996, 9/1/1999, 12/3/1999, 6/2/2000, 4/5/2002, 9/6/2002, 2/6/2004, 11/4/2005, 7/7/2006, 8/6/2006, 2/6/2009, 9/18/2009, 5/14/2010, 10/29/2011, 4/8/2011, 8/31/2012, 2/1/2013, 11/7/2014, 11/6/2015)