When does a hearing officer in a physician peer review hearing have a disqualifying financial bias?

By: Barry S. Landsberg | Joanna S. McCallum
– Daily Journal

Healthcare litigation partner Barry Landsberg and appellate partner Joanna McCallum authored an article for Daily Journal on the importance of the Natarajan v. Dignity Health decision, which was recently ordered for publication by the California Court of Appeals. In the article, they note that “Natarajan is the first decision to interpret California's peer review hearing officer bias statute, Business and Professions Code Section 809.2(b), which states that a hearing officer ‘shall gain no direct financial benefit from the outcome’ of the peer review proceeding.”