Legal Environment Updates

COURT CASES ADDRESSING PSO PROTECTIONS

Read about the multiple court cases upholding PSO protections and find out what is necessary to ensure your protections are maintained.

On July 17, 2014, PSO Participants were invited to attend “PSO Participation and Protections: a Practical and Legal Perspective”, a webinar cohosted by NC Quality Center PSO and the Center for Patient Safety PSO.  Topic coverage included legal perspectives and PSOs presented by Michael R. Callahan. Mr. Callahan also reviewed case law and the North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri Statutes.

Part I: “PSO Participation and Protections: a Practical and Legal Perspective”

Part II: “PSOs and Peer Review: To include or not include, that is the question!”

Questions? Please contact Kathy Wire.

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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