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Fair hearings 101: How to select hearing panel members to ensure a fair and equitable process, part 2

Last month, CPRLI discussed the importance of choosing the right hearing panel members to ensure an unbiased hearing process. We covered three of eight best practices to help medical staffs answer questions they should ask themselves throughout the hearing process: “Are we doing everything possible to ensure a fair hearing? If the hospital becomes a defendant in litigation, does it have clear and defendable arguments to uphold the fair hearing process?” Those best practices are:

  • Screen nominees for conflicts of interest
  • Allow the physician in question to object to panel members
  • Choose panel members based on the question at hand

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