Deanne Williams is currently the first director of professional services and support for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Her nurse-midwifery education and master's degree were earned at the University of Utah. In addition to serving as regional representative on the ACNM Board of Directors and chairperson of the ACNM Disciplinary Committee, Ms. Williams has been director of the Intermountain Nurse-Midwifery Service in Salt Lake City and has held faculty positions at the University of Utah Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She was chosen as a 1994 Primary Care Policy Fellow by the United States Public Health Service.
The JCAHO Medical Staff Standards Impact on Clinical Privileges for Nurse-Midwives
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1996 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 43–46, January-February 1996
How to Cite
Williams, D. R. and Keleher, K. C. (1996), The JCAHO Medical Staff Standards Impact on Clinical Privileges for Nurse-Midwives. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 41: 43–46. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(95)00081-X
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
This article reviews the history and structure of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). With particular focus on the Licensed Independent Practitioner, it reviews the significant content of the 1996 JCAHO Medical Staff Standards. A plan of action is proposed that supports the development of professional staff bylaws that accurately reflect CNM education and licensure and that provide access to the same system of due process available to physicians and dentists.