Medical Practice



Differentorganizations have different responsibilities according theirpolicies. The boards of directors in hospitals have theirresponsibilities outlined by the laws of the country. The board ofdirectors is to ensure that all the affairs of the healthorganization are controlled and well managed. The first majorresponsibility of the board is on policy making. Here, the governingbody is supposed to ensure that all the policies that the hospitalsare based are fair to both the employees and the management. Theboard can delegate duties to different people to act on their behalf.When such duties are not followed, the board collectively takes theresponsibility. Employment of new employees, understanding the needsof the employees, setting rules and regulations are some of theresponsibilities. When a single board member acts at the capacity ofthe boars without their consent, he or she would be held liable fortheir actions (Schmeiser,2012)

. Medicalstaff privileging can be done in several ways depending on theorganization that ensures the giving of the privileges. In all theseways, the organizations follow specific ways of ensuring completecompliance with the laws of the state. First, the practitionersubmits the application, then the medical officers verify theapplication, then an interview is conducted which proves the filingand verification. The files are reviewed and signed by the chief ofservice then a committee completes the verification process. Theofficer in charge of the privileges completes the verification andsigns the privileges then the files are submitted to medicalexecutive committee for review then the final file presented to theboard of directors which gives the final signature. Credentials oneducation and training are the major documents which must be reviewed(Andrzejewskiet al., 2012).


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