Physician Peer Review Process
We represented a regional hospital in physician peer review proceedings. The hospital received complaints regarding a physician, and it had to proceed according to its Medical Staff Bylaws, including holding a hearing before a peer review hearing committee. We counseled the hospital throughout the process, ensuring compliance with the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, state licensure and reporting regulations, and the Medical Staff Bylaws. Any violations during the peer review process could have resulted in the hospital and participating reviewing physicians losing civil immunities and facing potential liability. The hospital completed the hearing and peer review process with no compliance issues.