The Quality Improvement/Peer Review Privilege: It’s Not Automatic

2018-04-24T00:10:53-05:00May 10th, 2013|Health Care Law, Midwest Medical Legal Advisor, Privileges|

The need for Quality Improvement and Peer Review Activities to remain confidential and to be protected from discovery in a lawsuit has long been recognized.   Historically, Nebraska’s quality and peer review statutes have provided very limited privilege protection.  Many hospitals performed quality and peer review activities that staff and administrators believed to be privileged but likely were not.  In 2011, the Nebraska Legislature passed The Health Care Quality Improvement Act [...]