§ 131D-21.1.  Peer review.

It is not a violation of G.S. 131D-21(6) for medical records to be disclosed to a private peer review committee if:

(1) The peer review committee has been approved by the Department;

(2) The purposes of the peer review committee are to:

a. Survey facilities to verify a high level of quality care through evaluation and peer assistance;

b. Resolve written complaints in a responsible and professional manner; and

c. Develop a basic knowledge of care and standards useful in  establishing a means of measuring quality of care; and

(3) The peer review committee keeps such records confidential. (1983, c. 816, s. 1.)