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Ohio Court Reiterates Peer Review Privilege Applies Only to Formal Peer Review Actions

A Hospital in Ohio tried to prevent access to a patient incident report on the basis of Peer Review Privilege.  The Hospital claimed that, since the incident report was reviewed by the Hospital Peer Review Committee, the report was then privileged.  In Ridenour v. Glenbeigh Hospital, the Ohio Appellate Court stated that the Ohio Peer … Continue Reading

US DC of Massachusetts Orders Production of Performance Evaluations to Medical Resident

In Gargiulo v. Baystate Health, Inc., Dr. Debra Gargiulo alleged that she was discriminated against on the basis of her age and disability by Baystate Health in violation of both federal and state law. As part of her claim, the plaintiff sought production of numerous documents relating to her records, evaluations and reports, as well as … Continue Reading

Hospital Bears Burden of Proving Peer Review Privilege

In Bansal vs. Mount Carmel Health Systems, Inc., an Ohio state appellate court ruled that the hospital had failed to prove that documents were protected by Ohio’s statutory peer review privilege (Ohio Rev. Code § 2305.25), and reversed a trial court summary judgment decision. Dr. Girraj K. Bansal was removed from the hospital’s call schedule, and then brought … Continue Reading