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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 23. HOSPITAL DISTRICTS [32000 - 32499.4]

  ( Division 23 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932. )

CHAPTER 2. Board of Directors [32100 - 32155]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932. )

ARTICLE 3. Hearing Procedures [32150 - 32155]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 731. )

32150.
  

The board of directors shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations, or bylaws, providing for appellate review of any action, decision, or recommendation of the medical staff affecting the professional privileges of any member of, or applicant for membership on, the medical staff. This appellate review shall be conducted consistent with the requirements of Section 809.4 of the Business and Professions Code.

The board’s decision rendered after this appellate review shall be final. Nothing in this section shall abrogate the obligation of the hospital and the medical staff to comply with the requirements of Sections 809 to 809.9, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1358, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1993.)

32151.
  

The secretary of the board of directors or the hospital administrator shall mail notice of the action or decision to the affected applicant or medical staff member within the time specified in the applicable bylaw or rule.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1358, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1993.)

32154.
  

The board or the hearing officer, if one is appointed, shall have the same power with respect to the issuance of subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum as that granted to any agency or presiding officer pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 11450.10) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. Any subpoena or subpoena duces tecum issued pursuant to this section shall have the same force and effect and impose the same obligations upon witnesses as that provided in Article 11 (commencing with Section 11450.10) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 938, Sec. 70. Effective January 1, 1996. Operative July 1, 1997, by Sec. 98 of Ch. 938.)

32155.
  

The board of directors may order that the hearing pursuant to this article, and hearings on the reports of the hospital medical audit or quality assurance committees, be held in private or executive session, provided, that an applicant or medical staff member whose staff privileges are the direct subject of a hearing may request a public hearing. Deliberations of the board of directors in connection with matters pertaining to this article may be held in executive session.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1513, Sec. 11.)

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