The IAS Court in the article 78 proceeding correctly determined that respondent hospital had substantially complied with the disciplinary procedures contained in its by-laws (see, Tedeschi v Wagner Coll., 49 N.Y.2d 652, 660). Petitioner was accorded a hearing before an ad hoc committee of the Medical Board, review by the full Medical Board, review by the Board of Trustees, and a final determination by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The by-laws do not mandate that a hearing by the full Medical Board be conducted before the ad hoc committee's hearing. The hospital also provided notice of the patients and charts that would be discussed at petitioner's hearing, and allowed petitioner's attorneys to be present at all stages of the hearings to consult with petitioner and prepare her for the hearings, to make opening and closing statements and unlimited written submissions.
Nor does plaintiff state a cause of action for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage absent allegations that defendants were motivated solely by malice or effected the interference by unlawful means. Indeed, there are allegations that they were at least partially motivated by their own self-interest (see, Matter of Entertainment Partners Group v Davis, 198 A.D.2d 63, 64). We have reviewed appellant's remaining contentions and find them to be without merit.