Hospital privileges and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Pope L. Moseley, Peter David Blanck, Randy R. Merritt

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Abstract

The Americans With Disabilities Act provides protection for equal access to services end employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities. Because hospital privileges are essential to physician practice, this article investigates the role of the Americans With Disabilities Act in acquiring and maintaining these privileges. Recent findings from the Act's case law support the concept that: 1) an employer- employee relationship exists between the hospital and the non-staff physician for purposes of the Act's analysis, and thus, 2) the Act is applicable to questions of hospital privileges for non-staff physicians. Suggestions for ensuring patient welfare while maintaining compliance with the Act are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2288-2293
Number of pages6
JournalSpine
Volume21
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • hospital privileges
  • legal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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