Can we submit personnel-related events or peer-review events to CHPSO?
Materials that are submitted to a peer-review disciplinary
hearing or to Human Resources for disciplinary actions cannot
have Patient Safety Work Product status in the organization, due
to the restrictions on the use of Patient Safety Work Product in
hearings and legal proceedings. However, these documents may be
submitted to CHPSO and the copy in the possession of CHPSO is
If a patient safety event is to be used for a hearing or
discipline, the original needs to be removed from the Patient
Safety Evaluation System, though a copy may be retained within
the Patient Safety Evaluation System and used for the development
of Patient Safety Work Product.
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