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Medical Staff

Proposed Amendments to Medical Staff Bylaws

Medical staff vote: June 17 to June 30

The vote by AHS Medical staff regarding recommended proposed amendments to the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws was conducted June 17 - 30, 2019, with the proposed motion was “That the recommended amendments to the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws be approved.”

The motion was carried by a vote of 86 per cent cast votes approving the motion.

The results of the vote and the recommended proposed amendments to the Bylaws will now be forwarded to the AHS Board for review and vote in the fall of 2019.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact jan.shannon@ahs.ca for assistance.

Background information

The Hospitals Act establishes the requirement of the Alberta Health Services Board to set out Bylaws for Medical Staff.

These Bylaws and Rules establish and describe:

  • The terms and conditions on which AHS may grant Practitioners Clinical Privileges.
  • The responsibility of the Medical Staff to AHS for the quality and safety of all professional services provided by Practitioners to Patients and to AHS.
  • The responsibilities of the Medical Staff and AHS to each other for the organization and conduct of the Medical Staff, and in particular the processes relating to Medical Staff Appointments and delineation of Clinical Privileges.
  • The administrative structures for the governance of Practitioners working in AHS Clinical Facilities or other AHS sites of Clinical Activity.

All practitioners with a Medical Staff Appointment and AHS agree to be bound by the Bylaws and Rules.

Town hall sessions

The Office of the Vice President, Quality & Chief Medical Officer hosted town hall information sessions for physicians. A video recording of one of the sessions which was held is available here. The accompanying handout is available below.

This webpage will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Please check back often.