The board of examiners may act as a peer review committee or may appoint other licensed chiropractors to perform such functions as set forth in section 54-707(13), Idaho Code.
(1)  No monetary liability on the part of, and no cause of action for damages may arise against any member of a peer review committee duly appointed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, for any act or proceeding undertaken or performed within the scope of the functions of such committee as provided in rules to be promulgated by the board pursuant to chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, if the committee member:
(a)  Acts without malice;
(b)  Has made a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter on which the member acts; and
(c)  Acts in reasonable belief that the action taken is warranted by the facts as known by the member after a reasonable effort to obtain facts.
(2)  The contested case provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, do not apply to activities of the peer review committee.
(3)  All licensees shall, as a condition of licensure, fully cooperate with and promptly respond to inquiries and requests from the committee[.]
(4)  The recommendations of the committee as to necessity for services of a licensee, and as to reasonableness of charges and procedures shall be reported to the person who requested the review and one (1) member of the board of examiners as designated by the board.

[54-715, added 1996, ch. 190, sec. 1, p. 599.]