Sponsored by Professional Renewal Center
Friday, February 26, 2010
11:50 am-1:05 pmAt the 2010 Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute
February 25-26, 2010
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, FL
Title: Gaining Greater Peer Review Protections Under Patient Safety Organizations
Almost one year ago, CMS published its final and long awaited rules on Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) under the Patient Safety Act of 2005. What few attorneys have realized is that the confidentiality and privilege protections available under PSOs are much broader than what can be obtained under most existing state confidentiality statutes. Moreover, for the first time, these protections extend to both state and federal proceedings. There are, however, certain nuances in the new rules which will have a direct impact on how hospitals and medical staffs design and revise their peer review procedures in order to take advantage of the new law in order to maximize the PSO protections while not losing your state confidentiality rights. This luncheon presentation will cover the following topics:
- Overview of key PSO terms including discussion on new confidentiality and privilege provisions;
- Understanding of key policies and documents required in order to participate in a PSO;
- Discussion of the role of legal counsel in PSO development; and
- Use of hypothetical peer review scenarios in order to understand application of PSO and state confidentiality protections.
Members of Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group and PG 15: $35
Non-Practice Group Members and Non-Members: $45
To register for the luncheon only, please call the Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100 (select prompt 2), or register on-site at the AHLA registration desk.
To register for the Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute and the luncheon, proceed with registration below.
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