326.295. 1. To assure a free flow of information for peer review pursuant to section 326.286 or 326.289, or proceedings before the board pursuant to section 326.310, all complaint files, investigation files, and all other investigation reports and other investigative information in the possession of the board or peer review committee or firm, acting pursuant to the authority of section 326.286, 326.289 or 326.310, or its employees or agents, which relate to the hearings or review shall be privileged and confidential, and shall not be subject to discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal compulsion for their release to any person, other than the licensee and the board or peer review committee or firm or their employees and agents involved in such proceedings or be admissible in evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding, other than the proceeding for which such material was prepared or assembled. A final written decision and finding of fact of the board, pursuant to section 326.310, shall be a public record.

2. No person shall be civilly liable as a result of his or her acts, omissions or decisions in good faith as a member of the board, a peer review committee or firm, or as an employee or agent thereof, in connection with such person’s duties.

3. No person shall be civilly liable as a result of filing a report or complaint with the board or a peer review committee, or for the disclosure to the board or a peer review committee or its agents or employees, whether pursuant to a subpoena, of records, documents, testimony or other forms of information which constitute privileged matter in connection with proceedings of a peer review committee, or other board proceedings pursuant to section 326.310. Immunity from civil liability shall not apply if the act is done with malice.

(L. 2001 H.B. 567)