Michael Callahan, of counsel with the Health Care practice, will present "The Intersection of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act and the Medical Studies Act: Steps to Maximize State and Federal Privilege Protections" for the IAHA's Quarterly Lecture series on Thursday, March, 7 at 8:00 a.m. Michael will explore recent Illinois appellate court interpretations of the Illinois Medical Studies Act (MSA) have continued to narrow the scope of privilege protections over peer review and related quality improvement information. These decisions have exposed sensitive information to discovery in medical malpractice and similar lawsuits.
- provide overview of privilege protections under the Illinois Medical Studies Act and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act;
- analyze how these state and federal privilege protections do and do not apply in a hypothetical adverse event scenario within a clinically integrated network; and
- provide practical recommendations on how to maximize the protections under each Act and when to assert these protections.
For more information on the "The Intersection of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act and the Medical Studies Act: Steps to Maximize State and Federal Privilege Protections" program, click here.