2305.253 Incident or risk management report not admissible or discoverable.

(A) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of section 149.43 , 1751.21 , 2305.24 , 2305.25 , 2305.251 , 2305.252 , or 2305.28 of the Revised Code, an incident report or risk management report and the contents of an incident report or risk management report are not subject to discovery in, and are not admissible in evidence in the trial of, a tort action. An individual who prepares or has knowledge of the contents of an incident report or risk management report shall not testify and shall not be required to testify in a tort action as to the contents of the report.

(B)

(1) Except as specified in division (A) of this section, this section does not affect any provision of section 149.43 , 1751.21 , 2305.24 , 2305.25 , 2305.251 , 2305.252 , or 2305.28 of the Revised Code that describes, imposes, or confers any of the following:

(a) An immunity from tort or other civil liability;

(b) A forfeiture of an immunity from tort or other civil liability;

(c) A requirement of confidentiality;

(d) A limitation on the use of information, data, reports, or records;

(e) Tort or other civil liability;

(f) A limitation on discovery of matter, introduction into evidence of matter, or testimony pertaining to matter in a tort or other civil action.

(2) Divisions (A) and (B)(1) of this section do not prohibit or limit the discovery or admissibility of testimony or evidence relating to patient care that is within an individual's personal knowledge.

(3) Divisions (A) and (B)(1) and (2) of this section do not affect a privileged communication between an attorney and the attorney's client as described in section 2317.02 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 04-09-2003