Protecting Peer Review

July 18, 2024

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Peer review privilege laws are intended to protect healthcare providers when providers engage in important discussions about improving patient care, by ensuring that those discussions remain confidential and are safeguarded from disclosure in discovery or in civil litigation. However, the degree of protection afforded to information related to the peer review process depends on a variety of factors, as peer review privilege laws differ by state and are often misunderstood by providers.  In some states, the privilege only applies to the work of committees tasked with a particular function, and, in other states, certain types of documents (such as incident reports) are altogether exempt from the protection.
In this webinar, Feldesman partners Molly S. Evans and Mindy B. Pava will address key considerations for healthcare providers responsible for oversight activities, including information on the activities that generally qualify for peer review protection, best practices for reviewing medical staff bylaws, and relevant court decisions.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or contact us.

The on-demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • CEOs/Directors
  • C-Suite
  • General Counsel/Legal Staff
  • Compliance Officers, Risk Managers and Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concept of peer review privilege laws and how the laws vary by state
  • Identify and assess which type of activities will qualify for the peer review privilege
  • Understand how the peer review privilege can be waived by improper disclosure to third parties and the importance of maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Develop plans to review and update practices, policies and processes within your healthcare organization to account for recent developments in peer review privilege laws.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/18/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/18/2024 - 2:00pm EDT

Molly Evans

Molly Evans is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group. She advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, the Federal Tort Claims Act and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

Mindy Pava

Mindy serves as a Partner in the firm’s Litigation & Government Investigations, Federal Grants, Health Care and Education practice groups, where she focuses her practice on advising federal grantees (including health centers) as they navigate all facets of administrative and judicial review. A seasoned litigator, she also represents organizations in health care and other industries in responding to civil investigative demands and federal subpoenas. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, we will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs/Directors, C-Suite, General Counsel/Legal Staff, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers and Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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