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Doctor Emails Protected by ‘Patient Safety’ Privilege (access required)

The federal Patient Safety Act privilege covers email communications between defendant doctor and the hospital’s designated patient safety officer, even if the emails were never actually sent to a “patient safety organization,” and the Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel production. As part of his duties as the hospital’s senior vice president for clinical ...

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