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Physician fitness to practice cases are challenging for hospital leaders

If you are a Chief of Staff or a Chief of Department of a hospital, chances are you will at some point have to manage a fitness to practice situation involving one of your physician colleagues.  These cases need to be managed with compassion and care.

The Public Hospitals Act and the hospital’s by-laws set out rules for how physician competency and fitness to practice matters are addressed and establish rights for the physicians involved and responsibilities for hospital leadership.

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