Sample telemedicine bylaws language

For healthcare organizations that enter into credentialing by proxy arrangements, one of the most needling and long-standing pain points is allying intention and execution. Before enlisting telemedicine practitioners, hospitals should ensure that they have the necessary provisions in their governance documents to operationalize their chosen credentialing approach. When a proxy relationship is in play, the medical staff must update bylaws to reflect the hospital’s intent to accept the credentialing and privileging decisions of their distant-site telemedicine partners and their commitment to verifying that those determinations are predicated on compliant procedures, as this resource illustrates. 

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