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Medical Executive Committees Have the Capacity to Sue or Be Sued in New Jersey

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The case of Nahas v. Shore Medical Center, a New Jersey Court ruling dated April 27, determined that a Medical Executive Committee of a hospital can be sued as an entity for its decision denying restoration of a physician’s full privileges.

As such, we encourage every Medical Executive Committee as an entity, as well as its members, to have insurance coverage to protect them against potential legal exposure arising out of their participation on such a committee.

This ruling also demonstrates the importance to every Medical Executive Committee and its members of having Legal Counsel advising them as to their activities, decisions, and roles at their particular institution.

If you have any questions on this or any other related matters, please contact Sandra Jarva Weiss, Chair of the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Group, at