Do we need to query on locum tenens practitioners each time temporary privileges are requested?
Yes. The healthcare organization must query on a locum tenens practitioner each time the practitioner applies for temporary privileges. To reduce the querying burden, if your facility frequently uses a particular locum tenens practitioner, you may choose to appoint the practitioner to the consultant staff or other appropriate staff category according to your by-laws. The facility would then query on the locum tenens practitioner biennially as part of the routine query process.