Businesses and Professions

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-9.1

§ 5-37-9.1. Requirements relating to professional conduct.

The board shall receive and maintain a confidential file, which will be available to the board to precipitate or aid in their investigations. The information shall also be available to licensed health care facilities including health maintenance organizations in connection with the granting of staff privileges and to the individual physicians themselves and shall be available for inclusion in physician profiles pursuant to § 5-37-9.2. The file shall contain the following physician information:

(1) Cases of malpractice suits against a physician as reported to the board by insurers and self-insurers;

(2) Cases of malpractice suits that result in allegations being dropped, a dismissal, a settlement, or court judgment or arbitration award adverse to the physician;

(3) Reports by any hospital or state or local professional medical association/society of disciplinary action taken against any physician. This should also include any resignation of a physician if related to unprofessional conduct as defined in law or any withdrawal of an application for hospital privileges relating to unprofessional conduct;

(4) Reports by state and federal courts of physicians found guilty of a felony;

(5) Reports by the professional review organization and third party health insurers of sanctions imposed on a physician;

(6) Annual reports by hospitals and health maintenance organizations of current appointments to their medical staffs; and

(7) Information supplied to the board by the federation of state medical boards and the American Medical Association. The file may contain any other data that the board by reasonable rule or regulation deems appropriate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 350, § 11; P.L. 1997, ch. 348, § 2.)