Friday, November 6, 2015

SD Circuit Court Rules Health Providers Can Be Sued Over Credentialing

According to a report by the Washington Times, a circuit court judge in South Dakota has ruled that hospitals and health providers can face lawsuits for "negligent credentialing," joining South Dakota with more than 30 other states who allow such lawsuits.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Court Rules in Favor of Hospital's Right to Shield Medical Documents

According to a story from News 4 Jacksonville, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Florida ruled in favor of a Jacksonville hospital's right to not turn over certain medical documents in a malpractice case. Citing federal protections in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, the Court asserted that federal law took precedence over a 2004 constitutional amendment in Florida which"sought to ensure broad access to records held by hospitals and other health providers about 'adverse' medical incidents." For the full story, please click here.