CMA's Amicus Brief in support of El-Attar, M.D.
In this case, Dr. El-Attar's medical staff privileges were not renewed by the hospital's governing Board.
Following a finding by the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) that there was no basis for the hospital to deny Dr. El-Attar's reappointment to the medical staff, the hospital bypassed the MEC and picked its own panel and hearing officer over Dr. El-Attar's objections.
CMA filed an amicus brief in support of Dr. El-Attar arguing that medical staffs are required to abide by their bylaws and cannot designate their governing body to act on its behalf, except in rare circumstances.
Read CMA Amicus