1751.21 Peer review committee.

(A) A peer review committee of a hospital or other health care facility or provider, or of an intermediary organization or health delivery network, with which a health insuring corporation has a contract for health care services may provide to a peer review committee of the health insuring corporation any information, documents, testimony, or other records relating to any matter that is the subject of evaluation or review by the peer review committees, if consent is provided by the health care facility and any physician or other provider whose professional qualifications or activities are the subject of evaluation or review.

(B) Any immunity from liability for damages that is provided under section 2305.251 of the Revised Code and that would otherwise apply with respect to the conduct of any peer review committee described in division (A) of this section shall continue to apply, notwithstanding the provision of information as permitted under division (A) of this section.

(C) The information, documents, testimony, or other records described in division (A) of this section, if otherwise protected under section 2305.252 of the Revised Code, shall not be construed as being available for discovery or for use in any civil action solely on the basis that they were provided by the peer review committee as permitted under division (A) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 1751.21

History. Effective Date: 04-09-2003