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Florida Court

Florida Court

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© 2008 HCPro, Inc.
For permission to reproduce part or all of this newsletter for external distribution or use in educational packets, contact the Copyright Clearance Center at
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or 978/750-8400.
Rcnt court cass
Florida court: Patintsrtroactivly ntitld tophysician quality data
In reviewing several cases broughtto demand physicians’ peer reviewand quality records—actions permittedunder a 2004 amendment to Florida’sconstitution and subsequent limitinglegislation—the Supreme Court oFlorida armed patients’ rights tothe records and held that patientsare entitled to all such records, eventhose generated beore the 2004amendment.In 2004, Florida voters passedAmendment 7 to the Florida Con-stitution, titled “Patients’ Right toKnow about Adverse Medical Inci-dents,” which gives patients accessto “any records made or received inthe course o business by a health-care acility or provider relating toany adverse medical incident.”The amendment denes “adversemedical incident” as “medical negli-gence, intentional misconduct, andany other act, neglect, or deault oa healthcare acility or healthcareprovider that caused or could have
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