Revised Guidance Related to New & Revised Hospital Governing Body and Medical Staff Regulations
• Guidance Updated: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Hospital interpretive guidelines in
State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix A to reflect recent amendments to the Governing Body and Medical Staff Conditions of
Participation (CoPs) as well as to make technical corrections, and clarify and update selected portions of the guidance.
• Effective Dates: The revised regulations were effective July 11, 2014.