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Medical Peer Review in Connecticut

Medical Peer Review

Information from a peer review proceeding, conducted by a Medical Review Committee, may not be discovered or admitted into evidence in any civil action involving the subject matter of the review.1 Additionally, the Freedom of Information Act may not be used to access information from a peer review proceeding.2

Medical review committees may refer professionals to an “assistance program” for help with substance abuse issues, physical illness, or mental illness. Assistance programs must maintain the confidentiality of information they receive while providing service to a professional.3



  • 1. C.G.S.A. § 19a-12b; C.G.S.A. § 19a-17b. 
  • 2. C.G.S.A. § 19a-17c.
  • 3. C.G.S.A. § 19a-12b. 


Medical Peer Review in Connecticut

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Medical Peer Review Peer review materials not subject to disclosure pursuant to Freedom of Information Act. Access to peer review materials by Department of Public Health - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-17c The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may not be used to access peer review information. The Department of Public Health may access peer review...
Peer review: Definitions; immunity; discovery permissible re proceedings - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-17b Persons that provide hospitals, professional societies, medical and dental schools, licensing boards, or medical review committees with information...
Professional Assistance Oversight Committee. Duties. Access to professional assistance program records. Corrective action plans. Confidentiality of records and proceedings - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-12b Health care professional organizations operating within Connecticut may establish an “assistance program” that will provide support to...