Cited Article

Confidentiality and Privilege of Peer Review Information: More Imagined Than Real

Case Citation

Cornfeld v. State Bd. of Physicians, 174 Md.App. 456,k 921 A.2d 893, 907 (2007).

Background

Appeal was taken from decision of the State Board of Physicians suspending doctor's license for violating the standard of care in his treatment of a surgical patient and engaging in unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine.

Citing Quote

"Moreover, by its very nature, hospital peer review of medical care rendered to a surgical patient ‘relates to the effective delivery of patient care,’ and therefore constitutes the practice of medicine. The by-laws of [Montgomery General Hospital] specifically required Dr. Cornfeld to participate in peer review, which is a standard duty in the modern practice of medicine. FN10See, e.g.,Susan O. Scheutzow, Sylvia Lynn Gillis,Confidentiality and Privilege of Peer Review Information: More Imagined Than Real, 7 J.L. & Health 169, 169 (1993)(‘Peer review of health care professionals has become a standard process in hospitals’).”

Article Publication Date

1993

Volume

7

Issue

2