Patients Win Right To Know What Doctors Can Do

Law360, New York (May 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patients in the Sunshine State won the right on Thursday to know which medical procedures their doctors are qualified to perform, thanks to a Florida Supreme Court decision in a medical malpractice suit.

Doctors win privileges to do certain operations based on confidential peer reviews. The reviews are made confidential to ensure that the discussion among providers concerning the procedures a doctor can perform is fair and frank.

On Thursday, the Florida court ruled that though peer-review committee discussions should still remain confidential, there was no...
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