The Cayman Islands have moved forward in terms of peer reviews and AIFMD compliance.
OECD – Successful Compliance Ratings
The Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development met in...more
On June 6, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center that the delegation of a peer-review matter to the hospital's governing board did not violate a physician's...more
Many sham peer review cases are based upon breach of contract in states in which the medical staff bylaws are treated as contracts between the hospital and/or medical staff and the individual physicians. Typically, the cause...more
The California Supreme Court, on June 6, 2013, ruled unanimously in El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, that the delegation of a peer review matter to the hospital's governing board did not violate a...more
In this presentation:
- Overview and recommendations regarding hearing procedures.
- Ways to maximize confidentiality and immunity protections under state law, HCQIA and the Patient Safety Act.
In this presentation:
- Provide recommendations regarding best practices, bylaw provisions and other strategies to address and resolve quality and peer review issues without resorting to “investigations” and...more
Public hospital districts may not disclose certain records created during closed-door meetings about hospital privileging decisions, the Washington Supreme Court recently held in Cornu-Labat v. Hospital Dist. No. 2 Grant...more
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) recently published a report in which the Cayman Islands was commended for the “streamlined, efficient and responsive procedures it has is in place to...more
[Ed. Patent Docs recently reported on an article in the current issue of Genome Medicine which contends that due to the non-specificity of sequence uniqueness across the genome and the broad scope of claims to nucleotide...more
A federal judge this week upheld a jury verdict against the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, finding sufficient evidence for the jury's decision that the AAOS acted with "reckless disregard for the truth" in...more
In addition to the more typical criminal issues, the oral arguments scheduled for April 3 and 4 in L.A. will also address when to compel arbitration, foreclosure sales and hospital peer review....more
On Monday, March 25, the USEPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced that it has formed an independent body of experts to peer-review the agency’s ongoing hydraulic fracturing research. Specifically, the Hydraulic...more
Originally published in American Health Lawyers Association's MedStaff News - November 2012.
Much ink has been spilled over the last several years concerning the growth of telemedicine. Taking advantage of high-tech...more
Originally published in the Daily Journal on August 24, 2012.
A new decision of the state Court of Appeal last week may change the way disputes between hospitals and their privileged physicians will play out. In Fahlen...more