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28 Pa. Code § 553.4. Other functions.

§ 553.4. Other functions.

 (a)  The governing body shall meet at least annually and keep minutes or other records necessary for the orderly conduct of the ASF.

 (b)  If the governing body elects, appoints or employs officers and administrators to carry out its directives, the authority, responsibility and functions of the positions shall be defined.

 (c)  If the governing body is comprised of two or more members, and if the majority of those members are practitioners, the governing body, either directly or by delegation, shall make—based on evidence of the education, training and current competence—initial appointments, reappointments and assignment or curtailment of clinical privileges of the practitioners.

 (d)  If the governing body is comprised of only one member, or if a majority of the members of the governing body are not practitioners, the ASF bylaws or similar rules and regulations shall specify a procedure for establishing medical review by practitioners for the purpose of recommending to the governing body for its approval based on evidence of the education, training and current competence—initial appointments, reappointments and assignment or curtailment of clinical privileges of the practitioners.

 (e)  If students and postgraduate trainees are present in the facility, their role and functions shall be defined.

 (f)  The governing body shall ensure that personnel are provided with continuing education which is relevant to their responsibilities within the organization.

 (g)  The governing body shall ensure that the licensee provides to the Department, the documents under §  551.53 (relating to presurvey preparation).

 (h)  The governing body shall appoint a medical director who shall be board certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties recognized board or the dental, podiatric or osteopathic equivalent. The governing body may appoint an interim director during the period of time between the departure of a director and the selection of a new director.

   (1)  The interim director shall be a physician who is able to demonstrate qualifications acceptable to the medical staff of the ASF and to the Department.

   (2)  If the interim director is not board certified, the Department will specify the maximum period of time for which the interim director may serve.

Source

   The provisions of this §  553.4 amended October 22, 1999, effective November 22, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5583. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (247508).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  551.3 (relating to definitions).



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