What’s New in Health Law
AGE DISCRIMINATION / IMMUNITY
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a hospital’s motion to dismiss an anesthesiologist’s state age discrimination claims. The court stated that the anesthesiologist did not establish a prima facie case because there was no adverse employment action since the hospital did not terminate her clinical privileges — instead, her privileges expired. Also, assuming that the anesthesiologist did establish a prima facie case, the court stated that the hospital would be immune under the state peer review statute since its actions were not based on malice.
Khalil v. Mem’l Hermann Health Sys.
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Question of the Week
I took the minutes at committee meetings for years, and if there was any doubt as to what someone said, my minutes would give a word-for-word accounting of the discussion. We just hired someone new to take the minutes, and I was shocked at the small amount of information recorded. What should be in the minutes?
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