SB 326 Authorizes a peer review process for architects, landscape architects, land surveyors, and engineers, including providing for immunity from liability and prohibiting the disclosure of certain documents and testimony
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 1120S.03I Fiscal Note: 1120-03N.ORG
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/13/2011 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 326-Wasson Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 326 - This act authorizes the establishment of a peer review process for architects, landscape architects, professional land surveyors, or professional engineers.

Peer reviewers and each person who testifies before them, provides information to them, acts upon their recommendation, or participates in the peer review process are immune from civil liability for these actions, as long as the actions are performed in good faith, without malice and are reasonably related to the scope of inquiry of the peer review process.

Certain documents created during the peer review process are privileged and are prohibited from being released to any person. These documents are not admissible in any judicial or administrative action for failure to provide appropriate architectural, landscape architectural, land surveying, or engineering services. A person who participated in the peer review process shall not be permitted or required to disclose information they learned from the peer review process.

This act does not limit the authority of the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects to obtain information from a peer reviewer.

EMILY KALMER