What’s New in Health Law
Medical Staff Bylaws Not a Contract in Michigan
In affirming dismissal of various claims brought by a physician against a hospital, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Medical Staff Bylaws did not create a contract between the physician and each hospital.
Bhan v. Battle Creek Health Sys.
Question of the Week
How should we handle potential HIPAA violations by medical staff members? It seems the Privacy Officer should be involved, given that person’s expertise and responsibility for privacy generally. At the same time, HIPAA violations often involve behavioral concerns that the medical staff leadership may want to address.
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