Medical Staff Issues

Whether you are a national health care system, independent hospital, ambulatory surgery center, physician practice, or a credentialed health care provider, Hancock Daniel’s attorneys have the expertise and experience to provide you timely, effective legal solutions for your medical staff issues. Our attorneys work proactively with clients to develop processes that are fair, incorporate best practices, and are designed to accomplish the goal of the organization and its healthcare professionals: providing the highest quality care to patients.

Hancock Daniel’s Medical Staff expertise includes in depth knowledge regarding the health care standards that governing healthcare organizations including those established by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and applicable state laws and regulations. We are skilled in drafting Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules, and Regulations, and Medical Staff policies and procedures that comply with these requirements and simultaneously establish constructive and productive relationships between the Medical Staff, administration, and governing bodies.

Hancock Daniel also advises health care providers regularly regarding credentialing, privileging, peer review, investigations, unprofessional or disruptive conduct, suspensions and other discipline, fair hearings, and appeals. The firm’s attorneys have represented health care providers and health care professionals in medical staff hearings and appeals, as well as serving as hearing officers, through medical staff disputes some of which eventually must be resolved through litigation. Another important aspect of our Medical Staff expertise includes reporting or responding to reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank and state regulatory agencies as required by events underlying medical staff investigations and adverse actions.

Regularly handling all varieties of Medical Staff matters ensures Hancock Daniel is continually up to date on best practices and successful strategies. Skilled and timely management of Medical Staff issues has important business and financial ramifications for all healthcare entities and providers.


Kimberly W. Daniel
Kimberly W. Daniel