Colorado Supreme Court Protects Quality Management Privilege for CDPHE-Licensed Providers

Colorado Supreme Court Protects Quality Management Privilege for CDPHE-Licensed Providers

Oct 16, 2014

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, October 16, 2014

Colorado hospitals and other licensed and certified health care facilities scored a significant victory on October 14, when the Colorado Supreme Court issued its en banc ruling in Simpson v. Cedar Springs Hospital, Inc. (2014 CO 73; Supreme Court Case No. 13SA124), and held that Cedar Springs Hospital, Inc., was not required to produce the minutes from two quality management committee meetings conducted at the hospital. The Supreme Court determined that the trial court had erred in ordering Cedar Springs Hospital to produce materials related to quality management in a medical malpractice suit brought by a former patient of the hospital.

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