175.027 Physician Protection from Maintenance of Certification in Facility Bylaws

175.027

Physician Protection from Maintenance of Certification in Facility Bylaws: The Texas Medical Association supports that (1) unless statutorily exempted, every facility in Texas must conduct a vote (over a timeframe of two to four weeks) of the entire medical staff, regardless of medical staff appointment category, prior to including or allowing to remain in the medical staff bylaws any requirement of MOC; (2) regardless of the existence of any system-wide medical staff bylaws, MOC requirements and voting shall be facility-specific, with each facility providing proof of receipt of a notice to each physician when the facility plans to conduct such a vote; and (3) this vote must ignore any wishes of the facility system, administration, or medical staff representatives and under no circumstances should there be any reprisals against any physician by the facility system, administration, or medical staff representatives over any activity involving matters pertaining to MOC (Res. 202-A-19).

 

Last Updated On

June 20, 2019