Illinois hospitals and other medical facilities routinely conduct peer review and quality committee investigations and meetings relating to the care and treatment received by patients. These proceedings are conducted under the auspices of the Illinois Medical Studies Act (Act). In certain circumstances the Act may provide a privilege against the discovery of information generated by facility committees in a later lawsuit relating to the patient’s care and treatment.
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In many states, seniors have the right to decline jury duty based on their age. But the age limits and rules vary by state and by type of court, so if you are summoned for jury duty, check with the court to determine if you are exempt.