Health care providers face more scrutiny than ever before. Government investigations contain numerous pitfalls for the unwary. Learn how we can help through our guide, “Provider Beware – The Collateral Consequences of a Guilty Plea
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Most hospital medical staff bylaws require members to notify the medical staff leaders if a criminal investigation is pending or an arrest occurs. Many times the investigation or arrest has been widely publicized and a peer review committee of the medical staff may ask you to appear before them so that they can ascertain whether the conduct under investigation affects your clinical or professional competence. Even if you escape scrutiny initially from the medical staff, it is highly likely that the renewal application will have a question intended to catch such information. It is important that you carefully review any renewal applications to ensure that the questions are candidly answered because providing false or omitted material information at many hospitals and surgery centers is grounds to terminate membership and privileges.