Medical staff leaders are obligated to assess each practitioner’s capacity to perform all requested privileges. Yet, who wants to tell a colleague that his or her ability to care for patients may be waning with age? To avoid singling out practitioners, some medical staffs have begun implementing...

All medical staffs should have a process in place that addresses education about illness and impairment, describes a mechanism for self-referral or referral from other sources, and ensures confidentiality throughout the process. This is specifically required by The Joint Commission in MS.11.01....

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