The April edition of Credentialing and Peer Review Insider includes an article which examines the legal implications of a physician's decision to refuse treatment to certain classes of patients based on religious or ethical grounds.
The May edition of the Briefings on Credentialing discusses a recent Tennessee Appeals Court decision which required the discovery of certain peer review/quality assurance materials which the hospital had argued were privileged and confidential under state law. The article identifies the impact of this case on recent discovery standards and ways to maximize protection of these otherwise confidential and sensitive documents.