Confidential professional peer review reference and competence validation form
Regulatory and accreditation bodies require healthcare institutions to obtain peer references during the credentialing process to validate applicants’ current clinical competence. For example, The Joint Commission specifies that these recommendations can factor into the privileging process when there are insufficient peer review data available (e.g., at initial appointment or for low/no-volume practitioners). Beyond satisfying relevant authorities’ criteria for a peer, colleagues who provide references must be familiar with the applicant’s actual performance. Created to comply with Joint Commission standards, this confidential peer review reference form captures the reference’s relationship with the practitioner undergoing credentialing, as well as his or her knowledge of the applicant’s skills.