Section 34-24-404

Confidentiality of information, records, and proceedings.

All information, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda, or other documents furnished to or produced by the Alabama Physician Wellness Committee and any findings, conclusions, recommendations, or reports resulting from the investigations, interventions, treatment, or rehabilitation, or other proceedings of such committee are declared to be privileged and confidential. All records and proceedings of such committee shall be confidential and shall be used by such committee and the members thereof only in the exercise of the proper function of the committee and shall not be public records nor available for court subpoena or for discovery proceedings. Nothing contained herein shall apply to records made in the regular course of business of a physician, osteopath, hospital, or other health care provider, and information, 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 Alabama Physician Wellness Committee.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-536, p. 819, §1; Act 2006-219, p. 376, §1.)