Sunday, May 28, 2006
A Nurse's Peer Review Not Enough
In SZ Med. P.C. v Country-Wide Ins. Co., 2006 NYSlipOp 26194, decided May 17, 2006, the appellate term second department held in part that a nurse's unsworn peer review was not enough to establish lack of medical necessity,absent some proof of the ability of that nurse to give a medical opinion. I think I know at least one nurse who would disagree with the latter part of the court's reasoning.