Businesses and Professions

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-1.5

§ 5-37-1.5. Immunity.

(a) The director of the department of health, chief administrative officer, board members, and their agents and employees are immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based on any disciplinary proceeding or other official act performed in good faith in the course of their duties under this chapter. There is no civil liability on the part of, or cause of action of any nature against, the board, director, their agents or their employees or against any organization or its members, peer review board or its members, or other witnesses and parties to board proceedings for any statements made in good faith by them in any reports, communications, or testimony concerning an investigation by the board of the conduct or competence of a licensed physician or limited registrant.

(b) No licensed health care provider, physician, or limited registrant may discharge, threaten or discriminate against an employee, staff member or any other person for making a report to, giving testimony to, or providing any other communication to the board, a peer review organization, or any appropriate supervisory personnel concerning the unprofessional conduct or incompetence or negligence of a physician or limited registrant; provided, that the report, testimony, or other communication was made in good faith.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 6; P.L. 1986, ch. 350, § 11.)