HB1280P-PEER REVIEW FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
Summary of the Perfected Version of the Bill

HCS HB 1280 -- PEER REVIEW FOR CERTAIN DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
(Korman)

COMMITTEE OF ORIGIN:  Committee on Professional Registration and
Licensing

This substitute establishes a peer review process through which
design professionals evaluate, maintain, or monitor the quality
and utilization of services performed by a licensed architect,
landscape architect, professional land surveyor, or professional
engineer.  The substitute specifies how a peer review process may
be performed and the participants of a peer review process;
authorizes immunity from civil liability for any participant of
the process; and specifies the information or materials developed
from the peer review process that are privileged and not subject
to discovery, subpoena, or other legal compulsion.  The
provisions of the substitute cannot limit the authority of the
Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers,
Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects within the
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional
Registration to obtain information by subpoena or other
authorized process from a peer reviewer or to require disclosure
of confidential information developed outside the peer review
process when conducting investigations regarding licensure.

Sealed final design documents released by the design professional
for use in construction are discoverable, and the design
professional who prepared and sealed the final documents will be
fully responsible for their content in accordance with state law.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2013, FY 2014, and
FY 2015.

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