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Nursing Home's Procedures Are Discoverable, Judge Says (access required)

A plaintiff suing for wrongful death can discover a nursing home's policies and procedures on treatment of ulcers and on document retention, a Salem Circuit judge has ruled. Health-care facilities often claim such policies and procedures are "privileged communications" protected under Virginia Code Sect. 8.01-58.17, and Virginia's circuit courts have split on the issue, the ...