Section 34-24-361.1

Hearings closed; confidentiality of certain records.

All hearings conducted by the commission shall be closed. The record in such hearings, including witness testimony, exhibits, and pleadings, shall be confidential, shall not be public record, and shall not be available for court subpoena or for discovery proceedings. All administrative complaints, orders to show cause, notices of hearings, and statements of charges, and all amendments thereto, and all orders of the commission which are dispositive of the issues raised thereby, shall be public record.

Nothing contained herein shall apply to records made in the regular course of business of an individual; documents or records otherwise available from original sources are not to be construed as immune from discovery or use in any civil proceedings merely because they were presented or considered during the proceedings of the State Board of Medical Examiners or the Medical Licensure Commission.

(Act 2002-140, p. 359, §4.)