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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Evidence Rule 507

Rule 507. Utilization Review Committees of Certified Hospital or Extended Care Facility; Exceptions

(a)N.J.S.A. 2A:84A-22.8provides:

Information and data secured by and in the possession of utilization review committees established by any certified hospital or extended care facility in the performance of their duties shall not be revealed or disclosed in any manner or under any circumstances by any member of such committee except to: (a) a patients attending physician, (b) the chief administrative officer of the hospital or extended care facility which it serves, (c) the medical executive committee, or comparable enforcement unit, of such hospital or extended care facility, (d) representatives of, including intermediaries or carriers for, government agencies in the performance of their duties, under the provisions of Federal and State law, or (e) any hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or insurance company with which said patient has pertinent coverage under a contract, policy or certificate, the terms of which authorize the carrier to request and be given such information and data.

(b)N.J.S.A. 2A:84A-22.9provides:

No member of a utilization review committee may be held liable for damages or otherwise prejudiced in any manner by reason of recommendations or findings made by said committee or for furnishing information or data obtained in the course of his duties as a member of a committee to the persons and officials mentioned in section 1 [2A:84A-22.8] hereof.

HISTORY:Adopted September 15, 1992 to be effective July 1, 1993.

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