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Ruling in Physician Whistle-Blower Case Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences
California Healthline

A California Supreme Court ruling last month in a case involving a Modesto physician who filed a lawsuit challenging the termination of his hospital privileges could have significant long-lasting ramifications, according to some observers.

In Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, the court upheld a physician’s right to file a whistle-blower lawsuit before exhausting the peer-review process. Some experts contend the case could fundamentally alter hospital-physician relationships in California.

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