Medical Staff (MS) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)
Q. Is the reappointment/reprivileging date due on the same date or same month of the previous appointment/reappointment or privileging?
Updated | November 24, 2008
A. Reappointment/reprivileging is due no later than the same date from the previous appointment or reappointment. For example if the accreditation manual requires reappointment every two years and the reappointment period is July 15, 2003 through July 14, 2005, the reappointment date would be July 15, 2005.
Q. Must reappointment/reprivileging dates match the governing body approval dates or can the governing body approve effective periods in advance?
A. The governing body should be approving effective periods in advance of the expiration date. For example, in May, the board would approve all June reappointment/reprivileging effective periods and in June the board would be approving all July reappointment/reprivileging effective periods. It would not be necessary to keep changing the effective period to match the date the board actually met and approved the appointment/reappointment or privileges.