Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Policy Compendium

Policy Compendium Home

View Practice, Organization & Interprofessional Policies

HMS-005: Hospital Medical Staffs

Hospital Medical Staffs: The Wisconsin Medical Society reaffirms support for the autonomy of the structure and governance of the independent medical staffs of hospitals including the ability of the independent medical staff to elect its own officers.

The Society supports codifying state law to mandate the hospital medical staff bylaws be viewed as contracts that must include a physician’s due process and hearing rights.

Further, the Society supports the efforts of all Wisconsin hospital medical staff members to advocate for the highest quality of medical care for the patients they serve. (HOD, 0416)