Medical Staff Status [or Category] Definitions

Active Staff: Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who regularly provide patient care at University Hospital and maintain a continuing involvement in the clinical, research, and/or academic programs of the hospital, and who otherwise maintain an ongoing interest in the organizational and administrative functions of the medical staff. Active staff participate in special medical and administrative assignments, attend meetings, and may vote, hold office, and serve on committees.

Affiliate Staff: Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who meet the general requirements of membership on the staff, and who desire to contribute to the clinical and/or teaching functions of the hospital. The University Hospital or its clinics do not constitute the primary clinical practice base for these individuals. Affiliate staff members attend meetings, but may not vote or hold office.

Ambulatory Affiliate Staff: Ambulatory Affiliate Medical Staff will consist of physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists whose practice at University Hospital is limited to the Upstate Outpatient Surgery Center (OUSC) located at 550 Harrison St., who meet the general requirements for membership on the staff with the exception of a faculty appointment. Ambulatory Affiliate staff members may not vote or hold office. Ambulatory Affiliate Medical Staff except for podiatrists and anesthesiologists, shall be deemed to automatically have emergency admitting privileges at University Hospital if an Upstate Outpatient Surgery Center patient requires emergency admission to University Hospital to complete the surgical intervention or treat a complication thereof.

Community Associate Staff: Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who wish to maintain an association with University Hospital, but not to exercise privileges in the hospital, who meet the general requirements for membership on the staff with the exception of a Faculty Appointment. Community Associate Staff are required to live within 30 miles of the hospital, and will limit their involvement in the hospital to patients for which they have an established relationship. These staff members may visit their patients in the hospital, but may not write notes or orders.

Consulting Staff: Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists of the Medical Staff, who have been previously credentialed for the Active, or Affiliate medical staff and no longer admit or attend patients at University Hospital. Consulting privileges will allow physicians to visit their patients while at University Hospital and to consult with attendings about their patient's care. Consulting physicians may write a note in the chart but may not write orders. Consulting physicians will not have the authority to independently treat patients at University Hospital. Consulting staff shall not vote or hold office. Physicians cannot be granted Consulting privileges upon initial appointment to the Medical Staff.

Honorary Staff: The Honorary medical staff shall consist of distinguished physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who are honored by having been awarded Emeritus status by the SUNY Upstate Medical University, or by noteworthy contributions to the field of health and medical sciences, and who maintain a continuing relationship with the clinical, research and/or academic programs of the hospital. Honorary staff may not vote or hold office, have no assigned administrative duties, have no patient care responsibilities, are exempt from reappointment credentialing, and are not required to attend staff meetings.

Pediatric Courtesy Staff: Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who must admit or treat a patient under nineteen (19) years of age, who meet the general requirements of membership on the staff, with the exception of a faculty appointment and who desire membership/privileges for the purpose of performing limited clinical activity. The University Hospital or its clinics do not constitute the primary clinical practice base for these individuals. Members of the Pediatric Courtesy Medical Staff shall maintain active status in good standing on the staff of another hospital located in Onondaga County or a contiguous county. Pediatric Courtesy staff may not hold office or vote.

Teaching Staff: The Teaching staff shall consist of physicians, dentists, osteopaths, and podiatrists who volunteer to instruct residents at Upstate University Hospital, and hold an unpaid Faculty appointment at Upstate Medical University, but do not provide patient care. Teaching staff shall not have admitting privileges, and are exempted from the requirement to provide proof of CMEs at reappointment. Teaching staff shall not vote or hold office.