A Win For Fla. Hospitals On Patient Safety Data Confidentiality
By Gavrila Brotz and Paul Borr (September 6, 2019, 2:45 PM EDT) -- In a sweeping ruling on Sept. 5, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the mandatory penalties for disclosure of patient safety work product against Florida Health Sciences Center Inc., and concluded that the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act of 2005, or PSQIA, preempts Florida law and prevents valid patient safety work product from disclosure.
In Florida Health Sciences Center Inc. v. Azar, the plaintiff hospital, a defendant in a medical malpractice action before Florida's Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,...
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