Calif. High Court Rules Doctor Peer Review Can Be Delegated

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A decision by a doctors’ committee at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to assign the appointment of a staff peer review board to the hospital’s management had not violated a doctor’s right to a fair hearing, California’s highest court ruled Thursday.

According to the California Supreme Court, the HPMC medical committee’s decision to delegate to the hospital’s governing board the selection of a panel to review a ruling denying doctor Osamah El-Attar’s bid to renew his staff privileges was not a meaningful breach of the hospital’s by-laws...
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