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Medical Staff Committees

CANCER COMMITTEE Meets quarterly (MAR/JUN/SEP/DEC), 2nd Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Campus
Monitors and makes recommendations to maintain compliance with ACoS standards for a comprehensive Cancer Center; performs patient care evaluations and makes recommendations for cancer care management; evaluates individual cancer cases at Tumor Board. 

CLINICAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Meets Monthly, 2nd Thursday 3:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Responsible for oversight of utilization of resources related to patient care; develops and implements utilization improvement projects. 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE Meets monthly, 1st Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Hillcrest
Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding all applications and reappointments for membership and privileges to the Medical Staff; evaluates clinical activity and peer review data for reappointment applicants. Approves criteria and forms developed by clinical departments for delineation of clinical privileges. 

CRITICAL CARE COMMITTEE Meets monthly, 1st Friday, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Hillcrest
Provides a multidisciplinary forum for oversight and coordination of all critical care areas including patient management, equipment, and other resources; evaluates response to Code blue; develops and reviews policies associated with activities in critical care areas. Membership includes Medical Directors and Nurse Managers of critical care areas. 

INFECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE Meets bi-monthly (odd months), 1st Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Develops and evaluates infection control programs throughout the Medical Center; reviews infection surveillance reports and analyzes infections within the Medical Center for epidemic potential and takes actions to minimize such occurrences; establishes infection control policies. 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES COMMITTEE Meets monthly, 4TH Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Reviews and makes recommendations suitability of applicants for advance practice requested by Associate Staff (i.e. health professions other than attending medical staff such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, etc.); develops policies and protocols to determine the scope of practice and role of Associate Staff at UCSDMC; sub-committee of Credentials Committee.

MEDICAL ETHICS COMMITTEE Meets monthly, 4t Monday, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Develops policies and educational programs to assist in reaching sound decisions about biomedical ethical issues; responds to and assists with questions regarding Medical Center ethical issues; works in conjunction with 24-hour Consultation Team; routinely discusses ethics consultation cases. 

MEDICAL RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEMeets monthly, 3rd Monday; 5:00 –7:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Reviews the clinical management of patients involved in serious incidents or lawsuits; recommends action to improve performance and prevent/minimize reoccurrence, including developing policies and procedures.

MEDICAL RECORDS INFORMATICS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEEMeets monthly, 1st Monday 9:00 – 10:30a.m.   Hillcrest
Ensures that records are compliant with state, federal laws, while preserving the primacy of direct patient care.

PATIENT SAFETY COMMITTEE Meets monthly, 4th Thursday, 11:30- 1:00 p.m.   Hillcrest
Evaluates patient safety issues and policies and recommends/initiates action. 

PERINATAL PRACTICES COMMITTEEMeets monthly, 2nd Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Hillcrest
Establishes and enforces policies and procedures for patient care in the Labor and Delivery Suites and in postpartum areas; makes recommendations regarding prenatal, obstetrical delivery and postpartum management and services.  

PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEEMeets monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Hillcrest
Develops and reviews policies regarding drug usage and storage; determines content of the Formulary; reviews standing orders and contents of emergency cart medication/supplies. 

NOTE:  Meeting dates / times are subject to change