SB 207-1_ Filed 02/21/2007, 10:28 ChairPerson
Adopted 2/22/2007



    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 207, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

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        (1) an independent entity that has been certified as a patient safety organization by the federal government; or
        (2) an academic institution if:
            (A) the academic institution is most qualified; or
            (B) there is not a certified independent entity.
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        (1) a health care facility;
        (2) a health care professional; or
        (3) an individual.
    (b) The state department shall ensure that the agency's board has sufficient procedures in place to allow the agency to fairly, objectively, and accurately perform the duties set forth in the agency's contract under this chapter with the state department.
    (c) Information submitted by the agency to the state department may not contain information that identifies the health care provider or the patient.

     (d) The agency shall analyze data, develop policies, and disseminate and assist in the implementation of procedures that enhance patient safety.".
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        (1) Communications to the peer review committee.
        (2) Peer review committee proceedings.
        (3) Peer review committee records.
        (4) Determinations by the peer review committee.
Except as provided in subsection (f), information and materials disclosed to the agency under this subsection are confidential and

privileged, and the agency may not use or provide the information or material to anyone for use as evidence in an administrative or a civil proceeding.
     (f) The agency may disclose information provided to the agency voluntarily under this chapter for use in a criminal proceeding if a court first makes an in camera determination that the information:
        (1) is relevant to the criminal proceeding;
        (2) is material to the proceeding; and
        (3) is not reasonably available from another source.

     (g) The governing board of a hospital may report, as part of the hospital's quality assessment and improvement program, a determination of a peer review committee of the hospital regarding an adverse event concerning patient care to the state department of health or another state agency without violating this section.".
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    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 207 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 11, Nays 0.



CR020701/DI 104    2007