What actions constitute waiver of peer review privilege?
Peer review generally, is the process by health care providers to evaluate care for purposes of quality improvement. Original source documents utilized by the peer review committee are not considered privileged. However, presence of insurance, administration or non-health professionals within the peer review setting will destroy privilege. Documents generated by peer review committee shall be privileged if used by peer review committee only for purposes of quality improvement. Watch this video for an understanding of common misunderstandings of peer review.
Matthew P. Keris, Esq.
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
- Shareholder in the office of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
- Practice emphasizes 20 years' representation of hospitals and health care systems in medical professional liability claims
- Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous medical malpractice, professional liability and electronic medical records issues
- Author of several publications related to the areas of medical malpractice, professional liability and electronic medical records issues and wrote the ThomsonReuters book, Electronic Medical Records and Litigation
- Past president, Pennsylvania Defense Institute; president, Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Risk Management; ASHRM; DRI; CLM
- J.D. degree, Roger Williams University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 570-496-4602
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