Another Blow To Medical Staff Peer Review Privilege

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 12, 2007, the protections associated with medical staff peer review information suffered another blow. In Adkins v. Christie, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that a state law granting a privilege for medical staff peer-review information does not apply in federal civil rights cases. The Court considered the issue, one of first impression in the circuit, and concurred with the Fourth and Seventh Circuits, which also have refused to recognize the privilege in federal civil rights cases....
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