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Eligibility Requirements

In order to ensure the continued high quality of our medical staff, we require all applicants to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Misdemeanor/Felony:
    You must never have been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest, to any felony; or to any misdemeanor relating to controlled substances, illegal drugs, alcohol, insurance or health care fraud or abuse, or violence (Minor traffic violations are excepted including speeding tickets, running a red light, changing lanes without a turn signal, etc).
  • Completion of Training:
    You must have successfully completed a residency training program approved by the ACGME or the AOA in a specialty in which you’re seeking clinical privileges or (depending on your specialty) an oral and maxillofacial surgery training program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or a podiatric surgical residency program accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, or a clinical psychology training program accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • Medical License:
    You must have a current, unrestricted medical license to practice in Ohio and have never had a license to practice revoked or suspended by any state licensing agency.
  • Board Certification:
    You must be certified in your primary area of practice at the Hospital by the appropriate specialty/subspecialty board of the ABMS, the AOA, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The American Board of Podiatric Surgery, or the American Board of Professional Psychology, as applicable (eligibility may vary by specialty). You must also maintain board certification and, to the extent required by the applicable specialty/subspecialty board, satisfy recertification requirements.
  • DEA:
    Where applicable to your practice, you must have a current, unrestricted DEA registration.
  • Proximity to MCHS:
    You must be located close enough to Mount Carmel to fulfill your Medical Staff responsibilities (call schedule/consults) and to provide timely and continuous care for your patients in the hospital.
  • Malpractice Insurance:
    You must have current, valid professional liability insurance coverage in a form and in amount satisfactory to the Board of Trustees.
  • Medicare/Medicaid/Other Government Healthcare Program Action:
    You must never have been convicted of Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental or private third-party payer fraud or program abuse, nor been required to pay civil penalties for the same. You must never have been, and not currently be, excluded or precluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state governmental health care program.
  • Medical Staff Appointment/Privileges Denied/Revoked/Terminated:
    You must never have had a Medical Staff appointment or clinical privileges denied, revoked, or terminated by any health care facility or health plan for reasons related to clinical competency or professional conduct, and never have resigned appointment or relinquished privileges during a medical staff investigation or in exchange for not conducting such an investigation.
  • Emergency Call:
    You must agree to fulfill all responsibilities regarding emergency call for the Hospital(s) for which you serve as a Medical Staff member.
  • Coverage Arrangements:
    You must have or agree to make coverage arrangements with other members of the Medical Staff who are found to have appropriate clinical privileges for those times when you will be unavailable.
  • Compliance w/ MCHS Policy re: Financial Interest:
    You must comply with Mount Carmel’s policy related to financial interests.
  • Health:
    You must be free of, or have under adequate control, any significant medical or behavioral impairment, and be free of any difficulty in communicating verbally or in writing in the English language that interferes with, or presents a substantial probability of interfering with patient care.
  • Conduct:
    You must have a good personal and professional reputation and have demonstrated adherence to the recognized standards of medical and professional ethics.


If you do not meet one or more of the criteria, you may request that it be waived. In requesting the waiver, you would bear the burden of demonstrating that your qualifications are equivalent to, or exceed, the criterion in question. Please contact the CVO at 614-546-3540 as soon as possible for more details so your application is not unduly delayed.

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