Wyoming Reporting Statute

This information was last updated by Horty, Springer & Mattern on May 11, 2021.



Wyo. Stat. §33-26-409 Health care entity reports required; malpractice.

(a) Each health care entity shall report:

(i) Any action it takes against a licensee on the grounds that the licensee is impaired, or has engaged in conduct constituting a ground for disciplinary action in W.S. 33-26-402;

(ii) Any action that:

(A) Adversely affects the clinical privileges of a licensee for a period exceeding thirty (30) days;

(B) Accepts the surrender of a physician’s clinical privileges;

(I) While the physician is under investigation by the entity for possible incompetence or improper professional conduct; or

(II) In return for not conducting an investigation as specified in this subparagraph; or

(C) In the case of an entity which is a professional society, takes a professional review action which adversely affects the membership of a licensee in the society.

(b) Each licensee shall report to the board any personal injury or wrongful death claim made because of any alleged act, error or omission of the licensee. Failure to report the claim shall be grounds for disciplinary action by the board. As used in this subsection, “claim” means a properly filed complaint with the district court which names the licensee as defendant or a third party defendant and alleges that damages sustained by the plaintiff are due to an alleged act, error or omission of the licensee while engaged in the practice of medicine.

(c) Each insurer providing health care professional liability insurance in this state shall report to the board all claims for which a reserve has been established against a licensee. Reports required by this subsection shall be made within sixty (60) days of the time the claim comes to the attention of the insurer.

(d) Other reports required by this section shall be made within ninety (90) days of the time the claim comes to the attention of the person responsible for reporting. Reports shall be in the form and contain information required by the board. Any entity or person subject to the reporting requirements of this section shall be subject to a fine up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each violation of this section. Each day that a requirement of this section is not met shall constitute a separate violation. In the event that the board is required to bring a civil action to enforce this section, the violating party shall additionally be liable to the board for all reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred by the board in prosecuting the action.

§33-26-408 Protected action and communication.

(a) There shall be no liability on the part of and no action for damages against:

(i) Board and examination committee members acting within the scope of their functions without malice and in the reasonable belief that their actions were warranted;

(ii) Any person providing information voluntarily or pursuant to a subpoena, in good faith to a peer review committee or in good faith to the board or the examining committee without malice and in reasonable belief that the information is accurate.

(b) All board records shall be maintained and protected from harm.

(c) Final findings of fact, conclusions of law, orders of the board entered and any consent decree, stipulation or agreement to which the board is a party in any disciplinary docket of the board are public documents. The board may order, under special circumstances and upon entry of specific findings setting forth those circumstances, that a consent decree, stipulation or agreement to which the board is a party in any disciplinary docket is not a public document.

(d) The board shall promptly report and provide all final orders entered by it to the chief of the medical staff and hospital administrator of each hospital in which the licensee has medical staff privileges, and to all appropriate agencies including the federation of state medical boards, the national practitioner data bank and other state medical boards.