If the licensed midwife does not have liability coverage for the practice of midwifery, the midwife and client shall sign a disclosure statement of this fact, to be included in the client's medical record.
All Board of Registered Nursing and nursing diversion committee records and records of a proceeding pertaining to the participation of a registered nurse in the diversion program shall be kept confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena. However, such records are subject to discovery or subpoena if the registered nurse presents a threat to the public or his or her own health and safety, or has waived his or her rights to confidentiality.
Unprofessional conduct by a licensed dentist includes the failure to report to the Dental Board the death of a patient related to the performance of any dental procedure; or the unexpected removal to a hospital or emergency center for medical treatment for a period exceeding 24 hours of any patient as a result of dental treatment. Upon receipt of such a report, the board may conduct an inspection of the dental office if deemed necessary.
A licensed dental hygienist must comply with a request by the Dental Hygiene Committee for a patient's dental hygiene records that has the patient’s written authorization for release, within 15 days of receiving the request and authorization. Failure to do so will result in a civil penalty payment to the committee, unless the licensee is unable to provide the documents within this time period for good cause.
A health care facility must provide dental hygiene records that the patient has authorized in writing for release of records to the Dental Hygiene Committee together with a notice citing the penalties for failure to comply with an authorized request. Failure to provide the authorizing patient's dental hygiene records to the committee within 30 days of receiving this request, authorization, and notice shall subject the health care facility to a civil penalty payment to the committee, unless the health care facility is unable to provide the documents within this time period for good cause.
A licensed dental hygienist must comply with a court order mandating the release of records to the Dental Hygiene Committee. Unless it is determined that the order is unlawful or invalid, failure to comply results in a civil penalty to be paid to the committee and constitutes unprofessional conduct that is grounds for suspension or revocation of his or her license; the licensee is also guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.