Chapter 10.C.1: Medical Staff Structure

In an unusual case, a Florida hospital went to the state legislature to settle a power struggle with its medical staff, obtaining legislation that gave the hospital unilateral power to veto actions of the medical staff.  However, the Fla. Sup. Ct. struck this down as an unconstitutional “special law,” after extensive discussion of the “privileges” it conferred to the private hospital.  Lawnwood Medical Center v. Seeger, 990 So. 2d 503 (Fla. 2008).  See