Webinar: Patient Safety Act Case Law under the Patient Safety Act

This webinar will introduce the Patient Safety Act protections and the case law under each Patient Safety Act pathway: reporting pathway, analysis pathway, and PSO pathway. We will discuss how to stack the PSO protections with state peer review protections to provide greater defenses. We will discuss how to raise the immunity and privilege protections in discovery documents and in court. Specifically, this webinar will discuss:

  • The three Patient Safety Work Product pathways that provide privilege protections to quality information and activities;
  • How to raise immunity and the Patient Safety Act privilege and discuss court procedure; and
  • How to avoid common pitfalls in litigation.

Date and Time

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 10:00-11:00am Pacific


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Who should attend

Risk management, PSES workforce, clinical directors, medical directors, quality committee members, and legal counsel.


Peggy Binzer

Executive Director
Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Peggy Binzer serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, the nation’s leading professional association for PSOs and their healthcare provider members. AQUIPS leads efforts to measurably improve patient safety and the quality of patient care by fostering the ability of providers to implement a culture of safety and high reliability.  Peggy spearheaded the crafting and passage of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) while serving as senior health counsel for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.   As a partner in several law firms, she has assisted hospitals and specialty physician associations, health systems, and management organizations in becoming patient safety organizations (PSOs). In addition she has provided health systems, pharmacy chains, and other providers with legal guidance to improve the quality of patient care and implement the PSQIA’s protections through the establishment and maintenance of a Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES). 

Continuing Education Credit

One complimentary CE unit will be provided to dues-paying member hospitals of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO Patient Safety Organization, the California Hospital Association or the regional hospital associations in CA.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

HQI does not currently offer ACPE approved Pharmacy CE, but the State of California will accept CE from courses which have been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Dental Board of California towards their California continuing education requirement (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of Regulations). Pharmacists need to keep track of CE from these sources on their own as they are not submitted to NAPB.