Medical Staff Professionals Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amici are healthcare practitioners, professors, managers, and consultants who teach and practice at some of the country’s top medical schools and hospitals, serve on credentialing committees, and have acted as hospital trustees and chief medical officers.

  • The brief describes the nature of admitting privileges and why outpatient abortion providers are unlikely to be able to obtain them, given that hospitals base admitting privileges decisions on numerous factors unrelated to an outpatient abortion provider’s competence.

  • The primary purpose of admitting privileges is to serve the hospital’s interest in the care of hospital inpatients, and because it is vanishingly rare for an outpatient abortion procedure to lead to hospitalization, the predictable effect of any hospital admitting privileges requirement for outpatient abortion providers is to force them out of practice.

  • Duane Morris LLP is pro bono counsel.