HEALTH AND SAFETY
HOSPITAL LICENSES AND INSPECTION
39-1392g. Medical staff membership and privileges. (1) Except as specifically provided in subsection (2) of this section, nothing in this section shall in any way change the authority of the governing body of any health care organization to make such rules, regulations, standards or qualifications for medical staff membership as it, in its discretion, may deem necessary or advisable, or to grant or refuse membership on a medical staff.
(2) An applicant for medical staff membership or privileges in a health care organization that has an organized medical staff, an applicant for reappointment to the medical staff of such health care organization, or a current member of the medical staff of such health care organization shall not be denied medical staff membership or privileges, nor shall membership or privileges be withdrawn, revoked, suspended or limited by such health care organization for the reason that:
(a) The applicant or current member of the medical staff holds an ownership interest in one (1) or more competing health care organizations;
(b) The applicant or current member of the medical staff is affiliated with one (1) or more competing health care organizations; or
(c) The applicant or current member of the medical staff is a competitor of one (1) or more members of the medical staff.
(3) Nothing in this section shall require a health care organization to grant privileges to an applicant for services that are subject to an exclusive contract or not offered in that facility.
(4) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as changing the privilege, confidentiality, discoverability and admissibility of the information and records granted in section 39-1392b, Idaho Code.
[39-1392g, added 2012, ch. 167, sec. 1, p. 447.]