Indiana Economic Credentialing Statute

Ind. Code § 16-21-2-5

Hospital governing board; responsibilities

Sec. 5. The governing board of the hospital is the supreme authority in the hospital and is responsible for the following:

(1)        The management, operation, and control of the hospital.

(2)        The appointment, reappointment, and assignment of privileges to members of the medical staff, with the advice and recommendations of the medical staff, consistent with the individual training, experience, and other qualifications of the medical staff.

(3)        Establishing requirements for appointments to and continued service on the hospital’s medical staff, consistent with the appointee’s individual training, experience, and other qualifications, including the following requirements:

(A)        Proof that a medical staff member has qualified as a health care provider under IC 16-18-2-163(a).

(B)        The performance of patient care and related duties in a manner that is not disruptive to the delivery of quality medical care in the hospital setting.

(C)        Standards of quality medical care that recognize the efficient and effective utilization of hospital resources, developed by the medical staff.

(4)        Upon recommendation of the medical staff, establishing protocols within the requirements of this chapter and 410 IAC 15-1.2-1 for the admission, treatment, and care of patients with extended lengths of stay.