New Missouri Supreme Court case addressing scope of medical authorizations
"The scope of medical authorizations has long been fertile ground for discovery disputes. But it need not be so. In State ex rel. Stecher v. Dowd, 912 S.W.2d 462, 464 (Mo. banc 1995), and State ex rel. Jones v. Syler, 936 S.W.2d 805, 807 (Mo. banc 1997), this Court established the reasonable boundaries and process for such discovery – “medical authorizations must be tailored to the pleadings, and this can only be achieved on a case-by-case basis.” In this case, as in all cases, medical authorizations require a tailored “case-by-case” analysis by the parties and, if necessary, the circuit court, in accordance with Stecher and Syler. This was not done. As such, the preliminary writ of prohibition is made permanent."