G.S. 131E-108

Another law, G.S. 131E-117(5), provides that nursing home residents have a right to confidentiality of their medical records.
G.S. 131E-108 expressly allows nursing homes to disclose those otherwise confidential medical records to a private peer review committee if:
The committee has been approved by NC DHHS;
The committee's purposes are to (1) survey facilities to verify quality of care; (2) resolve written complaints, and (3) develop knowledge to inform measurement of quality of care; and
The committee keeps such records confidential.

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