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Unformatted text preview: Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :->2007->Ch0395->Section 0193 : Online Sunshine 395.0193 Licensed facilities; peer review; disciplinary powers; agency or partnership with physicians.-- (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that good faith participants in the process of investigating and disciplining physicians pursuant to the state-mandated peer review process shall, in addition to receiving immunity from retaliatory tort suits pursuant to s. 456.073 (12), be protected from federal antitrust suits filed under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 15 U.S.C.A. ss. 1 et seq. Such intent is within the public policy of the state to secure the provision of quality medical services to the public. (2) Each licensed facility, as a condition of licensure, shall provide for peer review of physicians who deliver health care services at the facility. Each licensed facility shall develop written, binding procedures by which such peer review shall be conducted. Such procedures shall include: (a) Mechanism for choosing the membership of the body or bodies that conduct peer review. (b) Adoption of rules of order for the peer review process. (c) Fair review of the case with the physician involved. (d) Mechanism to identify and avoid conflict of interest on the part of the peer review panel members. (e) Recording of agendas and minutes which do not contain confidential material, for review by the Division of Health Quality Assurance of the agency. (f) Review, at least annually, of the peer review procedures by the governing board of the licensed facility. (g) Focus of the peer review process on review of professional practices at the facility to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve patient care. (3) If reasonable belief exists that conduct by a staff member or physician who delivers health care services at the licensed facility may constitute one or more grounds for discipline as provided in this subsection, a peer review panel shall investigate and determine whether grounds for discipline exist with respect to such staff member or physician. The governing board of any licensed facility, after considering the recommendations of its peer review panel, shall suspend, deny, revoke, or curtail the privileges, or reprimand, counsel, or require education, of any such staff member or physician after a final determination has been made that one or more of the following grounds exist: (a) Incompetence....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course BUL 4602 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at W. Florida.
- Spring '11