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.

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