Peer Review legislation passes out of House committee
January 25, 2018
Legislation to bring peer review practices to the medical profession in Kentucky crossed its first legislative hurdle Thursday, passing the House Health and Welfare Committee.
Sponsor House Health and Welfare Chairwoman Rep. Addia Wuchner highlighted the fact the bill does not take away any rights of patients and simply allows professionals in the medical profession the same type of review system that all other professions currently have.
Dr. James Borders, representing the Kentucky Medical Association and attorney Wes Butler also testified in support state that peer review legislation would increase protection for medical providers to effectively review their own performance in a frank and open manner without the thought of a lawsuit.