Peer-Review Privilege

Peer-Review Privilege

Definition

Privilege that protects communications and documents that are part of a medical-peer-review process from being disclosed or admitted into evidence in legal proceedings. Maintaining the confidentiality of the peer-review process is intended to further the societal interest in the candid review and improvement of the quality of medical care. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have codified the privilege in some form.

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