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Florida court: Patintsrtroactivly ntitld 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 oFlorida armed patients’ rights tothe records and held that patientsare entitled to all such records, eventhose generated beore 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 denes “adversemedical incident” as “medical negli-gence, intentional misconduct, andany other act, neglect, or deault oa healthcare acility or healthcareprovider that caused or could have
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