What’s New in Health Law
New York Court Explores Exception to Peer Review Protection
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, reversed a lower court’s order to compel the production of statements made during a hospital’s quality assurance investigation, finding that an exception in the state’s peer review statute was limited to statements made by a party to an action or proceeding at a quality assurance committee meeting or in response to any inquiries initiated by that committee. A concurring opinion argued the statutory exception should be read even more narrowly, applying to statements made at a quality assurance committee meeting only.
Nowelle B. v. Hamilton Med., Inc.
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If we allow registered dieticians (“RDs”) to order therapeutic diets, do we have to grant them privileges through the Medical Staff?
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