Steps to create a leave of absence policy

There are many reasons why physicians and medical staff members take leave of absences. Whatever the reason, it’s important to have a policy in place to address reappointment following a leave of absence. Today’s free resource is an outline on how to create a leave of absence policy. It was created by the medical staff office at American University Beirut Medical Center, a Joint Commission International-accredited hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, for its credentials committee. The presentation explains what a physician leave of absence is and how to credential and privilege a physician coming back from one.