Professional Review Activity or Professional Review Action?

Was the Louisville hospital’s restriction of Dr. Ben Reid’s surgery privileges a professional review activity or a professional review action? When Ben sued on various tort theories, the hospital claimed immunity under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) and moved for judgment on the pleadings. …

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Rip Van Winkle Fails in Effort to Enjoin Peer Review Process

Okay, it wasn’t really Rip Van Winkle.  Rip slept for only twenty years.  It was Dr. Legrand Belnap who sued a Salt Lake City hospital and its medical executive committee members.  But from the looks of his pleadings, he’s been asleep for nearly thirty years—since before enactment of the Health Care …

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