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Privileges and immunities for peer review activities - R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 23-17-25

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Peer review records and proceedings are inadmissible and not subject to discovery in all cases except those relating to physician sanctions.  The restriction of a physician’s privileges or the requirement that a physician receive supervision is subject to discovery and may be admitted as evidence in a proceeding against the physician related to the incident that resulted in the restriction or supervision requirement. Information presented to peer review board is not barred from discovery or admission into evidence if the information is available from a different source.

Peer review board members that operate within the scope of their duties are immune from any resulting liability as are persons that communicate information to a peer review board regarding a practitioner’s “qualification, fitness, or character.” 

Current as of June 2015