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Civil Liability Protection

To encourage and support professional review activity of physicians and dentists, Part A of HCQIA provides that the professional review bodies of hospitals and other health care entities, and persons serving on or otherwise assisting such bodies, are offered immunity from private damages in civil suits under Federal or State law. Immunity provisions apply when professional review responsibilities are conducted with the reasonable belief that they are furthering the quality of health care and with proper regard for due process.