Connecticut Physicians Who Submitted Reports About the Competence of a Psychiatrist to Practice Safely Were Not Entitled to Absolute Immunity

Chadha v. Charlotte Hungerford Hosp., 865 A.2d 1163 (Conn. 2005)

State licensing boards or a corresponding legislatively designated agency typically have the authority to investigate licensed practitioners and to discipline them for unprofessional conduct.  However, these boards and agencies generally have limited resources to engage in routine surveillance of the activities of licensed practitioners and generally do not undertake an investigation unless a report of unprofessional conduct has been filed with them...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 2