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Medical staff bylaws and related documents, Part 11: Bylaws review and revision

Many medical staff bylaws were written in the distant past. Over time, some have come to resemble archaeological documents. Occasionally they might be dusted off and modified, whether to accommodate a new accreditation standard or to address a controversy du jour affecting the medical staff. The few medical staff members who craft bylaws language often have a high degree of investment in the resulting document and often resist attempts to modernize it. Thus, many medical staffs function much as they have for decades, despite the dramatic and relentless changes that occur in healthcare.

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