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  • No. 15-274

    IN THE

    Supreme Court of the United States _____________

    WHOLE WOMANS HEALTH; AUSTIN WOMENS

    HEALTH CENTER; KILLEEN WOMENS HEALTH

    CENTER; NOVA HEALTH SYSTEMS D/B/A

    REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES; SHERWOOD C. LYNN, JR.,

    M.D.; PAMELA J. RICHTER, D.O.; AND LENDOL L. DAVIS,

    M.D., ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES

    AND THEIR PATIENTS,

    Petitioners,

    v.

    KIRK COLE, M.D., COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS

    DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES;

    MARI ROBINSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE

    TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD, IN THEIR

    OFFICIAL CAPACITIES,

    Respondents.

    _____________

    On Writ of Certiorari to

    the United States Court of Appeals

    for the Fifth Circuit

    _____________

    BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE

    SOCIETY OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE AND

    SOCIETY OF OB/GYN HOSPITALISTS

    IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS _____________

    January 4, 2016

    CLIFTON S. ELGARTEN

    Counsel of Record

    KEITH J. HARRISON

    A. XAVIER BAKER

    CROWELL & MORING LLP

    1001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

    Washington, DC 20004

    (202) 624-2500

    celgarten@crowell.com

    Counsel for Amici Curiae

    Society of Hospital Medicine and

    Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists

  • i

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Page

    STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF THE AMICI

    CURIAE ............................................................. 1

    INTRODUCTION ...................................................... 3

    ARGUMENT .............................................................. 5

    I. Hospitalists Are Specialists in the Practice of Medicine in the Hospital Setting .................. 6

    II. Requiring Physicians Who Specialize in Outpatient Procedures with Low

    Incidence of Post-Procedure

    Complications, Such As Abortion, to Have

    Admitting Privileges is Inconsistent with

    The Modern Practice of Hospital Medicine. ..... 8

    III. Admitting Privileges for Physicians Who Specialize in Outpatient Procedures with

    Low Incidence of Post-Procedure

    Complications, Such As Abortion, Serve

    No Medical Function ....................................... 17

    A. Admitting Privileges Are Not Required In Order To Have A Patient

    In Need Admitted To A Hospital. ............. 18

    B. An Admitting Privileges Requirement For Abortion Providers Does Not

    Enhance Either The Continuity or

    Quality Of Care. ........................................ 19

    C. Admitting Privileges Are Not A Barometer of Clinical Competence ........... 20

    CONCLUSION ......................................................... 24

  • ii

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

    Page(s)

    Cases

    Planned Parenthood of Greater Tex.

    Surg. Health Servs. v. Abbott,

    951 F. Supp. 2d 891 (W.D. Tex.

    2013) ....................................................................... 8

    Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.

    v. Schimel,

    -- F.3d --, No. 15-1736, 2015 WL

    7424017 (7th Cir. Nov. 23, 2015) .................. 18, 19

    Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey,

    46 F. Supp. 3d 673 (W.D. Tex. 2014) ................... 10

    Statutes

    25 Tex. Admin. Code 135.4(c)(11) .......................... 14

    25 Tex. Admin. Code 135.11(b)(19) ........................ 14

    Other Authorities

    ACOG, Guidelines for Womens Health

    Care: A Resource Manual 720 (4th

    ed. 2014) ............................................................... 20

    Am. Assn for Accreditation of

    Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.,

    Regular Standards and Checklist for

    Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery

    Facilities 49 (2014) ............................................... 20

  • iii

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIEScontinued

    Page(s)

    American College of Emergency

    Physicians, Clinical & Practice

    Management, Writing Admission

    and Transition Orders,

    https://www.acep.org/Clinical---

    Practice-Management/Writing-

    Admission-and-Transition-Orders/

    (last visited Dec. 11, 2015) .................................. 18

    American College of Physicians,

    Primary Care-Hospital Care Team

    Model Care Coordination Agreement,

    https://hvc.acponline.org/primary-

    care-hospitalist-model-care-

    coordination-agreement.pdf .......................... 13, 14

    Anne Roberts, The Essential Guide to

    Medical Staff Reappointment: Tools

    to Create and Maintain an Ongoing,

    Criteria-Based Process, 2d Ed. 39

    (2008) .................................................................... 22

    Center for Medicare, U.S. Dept Health

    & Human Svcs., Hospital Inpatient

    Admission Order and Certification

    (Jan. 30, 2014) ........................................................ 7

    Christine K. Cassel, Hospital Medicine:

    An Important Player in

    Comprehensive Care, 1 Journal of

    Hospital Medicine 3 (Jan./Feb. 2006) ................... 7

  • iv

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIEScontinued

    Page(s)

    Crystal Phend, New OB Care Models

    Boost Birth Outcomes, MedPage

    Today, Feb. 19, 2013,

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Meet

    ingCoverage/SMFM/37437 .................................. 15

    Deborah Gesensway, Admissions From

    the ED: Are Patients Leaving Too

    Fast or Too Slow, Todays

    Hospitalist (Feb. 2011)

    http://www.todayshospitalist.com/in

    dex.php?b=articles_read&cnt=1166 ...................... 8

    Deborah Haas-Wilson, Managed Care

    and Monopoly Power: The Antitrust

    Challenge at 133 (2003) ....................................... 11

    Eric Howell, Hospitalists Hold Key to

    Admissions Door for ED Patients,

    The Hospitalist (Aug. 1, 2013) ............................ 13

    The Expanding Role of Hospital

    Medicine and the Co-Management of

    Patients, The Quarterly Journal for

    Health Care Practice and Risk

    Management, Vol. 21 Spring 2013 ........................ 7

    Hugh P. Greeley, A Practical Guide to

    Assessing the Competency of Low-

    volume Providers (2004) ...................................... 22

  • v

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIEScontinued

    Page(s)

    The Joint Commission, Standards FAQ

    Details, Medical Staff

    (CAMH/Hospitals) Jan. 31, 2013,

    http://www.jointcommission.org/stan

    dards_information/jcfaqdetails.aspx?

    StandardsFAQId=467&StandardsF

    AQChapterId=74 (last visited Dec.

    11, 2015) ............................................................... 22

    Kelly Cleland et al., Significant Adverse

    Events and Outcomes After Medical

    Abortion, 121 Obstetrics &

    Gynecology 166 (2013) ................................... 10, 11

    Kimberly Morrison, Hospitalists

    Increase Efficiency, Patient

    Satisfaction, Jacksonville Business

    Journal, Sept. 4-10, 2009,

    http://www.ipchealthcare.com/assets

    /004/7114.pdf ........................................................ 12

    Laubenberg, et al., Senate Research

    Center, H.B. 2, Bill Analysis,

    83S20017 JSC-F (2013) ....................................... 17

    Mark A. Smith and Sally Pelletier,

    Assessing the Competency of Low-

    Volume Practitioners: Tools and

    Strategies for OPPE and FPPE

    Compliance, 2d Ed. 79 (2009) ....................... 10, 23

  • vi

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIEScontinued

    Page(s)

    Mark Williams, Hospital Medicines

    EvolutionThe Next Step, 1 Journal

    of Hospital Medicine 1 (Jan/Feb

    2006) ....................................................................... 7

    MedStar Georgetown University

    Hospital, Credentialing,

    http://www.medstargeorgetown.org/f

    or-physicians/credentialing/#q={}

    (last visited Dec. 8, 2015) .................................... 21

    Natl Abortion Fedn, 2013 Clinical

    Policy Guidelines 55 (2013) ................................. 20

    Ob Gyns Support Growing Trend of

    Hospitalists, ACOG, June 21, 2010,

    http://www.acog.org/About-

    ACOG/News-Room/News-

    Releases/2010/Ob-Gyns-Support-

    Growing-Trend-of-Hospitalists ........................... 16

    The Obstetric-Gynecologic Hospitalist,

    ACOG Committee Opinion, June

    2010 (reaffirmed 2012),

    http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-

    Publications/Committee-

    Opinions/Committee-on-Patient-

    Safety-and-Quality-

    Improvement/The-Obstetric-

    Gynecologic-Hospitalist ....................................... 16

  • vii

    TABLE OF AUTHORITIEScontinued

    Page(s)

    Smitha R. Chadaga, Lee Shockley,

    Angela Keniston, et al., Hospitalist-

    led Medicine Emergency Department

    Team: Associations with

    Throughput, Timeliness of Patient

    Care, and Satisfaction, 7 J. Hosp.

    Med. 562 (2012) .................................................... 13

    Society of Hospital Medicine, Definition

    of a Hospitalist and Hospital

    Medicine, Nov. 4, 2009,

    http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/We

    b/About_SHM/Hospitalist_Definition

    /About_SHM/Industry/Hospital_Med

    icine_Hospital_Definition.aspx?hkey

    =fb083d78-95b8-4539-9c5b-

    58d4424877aa ........................................................ 6

    Steven R. Eastaugh, Health Care

    Finance and Economics 78 (2004) ....................... 12

    Tracy A. Weitz et al., Safety of

    Aspiration Abortion Performed by

    Nurse Practitioners, Certified

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