Hospitals Can Face Tricky Questions Regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act
Nevertheless, a hospital may exclude a disabled individual from staff privileges if:
- (1) the individual's participation would result in a direct threat to the health and safety of others, or
- (2) if the policy is necessary and based on legitimate safety criteria.
The key is to address doctors applying for staff privileges as individuals and not to make assumptions.
This article appeared in the May 2007 issue of Atlanta Hospital News.