Trial court ordered hospital to answer interrogatories and provide documents concerning information held only by its Institutional Review Board [IRB]. Court of Appeal granted a writ for extraordinary relief, holding IRB records to be exempt from discovery under Evidence Code §1157 because, even though the committee includes community members who are not physicians, it is a medical staff committee under the statute. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center v. Sup. Ct. (April Christine Cabana) (Cal. App. Second Dist., Div. 5; September 24, 2012) 209 Cal.App.4th 687.
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