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Chapter 437 AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEDICAL PEER REVIEW COMMITTEES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. The definition of "Medical peer review committee" of section 1 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- “Medical peer review committee” shall include a committee of a pharmacy society or association that is authorized to evaluate the quality of pharmacy services or the competence of pharmacists and suggest improvements in pharmacy systems to enhance patient care; or a pharmacy peer review committee established by a person or entity that owns a licensed pharmacy or employs pharmacists that is authorized to evaluate the quality of pharmacy services or the competence of pharmacists and suggest improvements in pharmacy systems to enhance patient care.

SECTION 2.
Section 203 of said chapter 111, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(g) A licensed pharmacy may establish a pharmacy peer review committee to evaluate the quality of pharmacy services or the competence of pharmacists and suggest improvements in pharmacy systems to enhance patient care. The committee may review documentation of quality-related activities in a pharmacy, assess system failures and personnel deficiencies, determine facts, and make recommendations or issue decisions in a written report that can be used for contiguous quality improvement purposes. A pharmacy peer review committee shall include the members, employees, and agents of the committee, including assistants, investigators, attorneys, and any other agents that serve the committee in any capacity.

SECTION 3. Section 204 of said chapter 111, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "medicine" in lines 7, 12 and 28 the following word:- , pharmacy.

Approved January 3, 2007.


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