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Emergency Coverage

The WSMA endorses elective rather than mandatory emergency coverage through Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations. (EC Rpt F, A-08)

The WSMA endorses that hospitals no longer require mandatory emergency coverage for non-assigned patients as a prerequisite to hospital privileges. (EC Rpt F, A-08)

The WSMA endorses the principle of reasonable payment of physicians by hospitals for on-call coverage whether or not they are required to be physically present in the facility. (Res C-4B, A-09)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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