In an investigation and prosecution of sexual exploitation by physicians, surgeons, psychotherapists, or alcohol and drug abuse counselors – cannot obtain disclosure of any confidential files of other current or former patients/clients of the individual under investigation.
Any document relevant to the business operations of a licensee, and not involving medical records attributable to identifiable patients, may be inspected and copied where relevant to an investigation of a licensee by the Attorney General or other authorized investigators.
The Medical Board, the Osteopathic Medical Board and the Dental Board shall be entitled to inspect and copy any document or medical chart in the record of any disciplinary proceeding under Section 805. The information so disclosed shall be kept confidential and not subject to discovery, except that it may be disclosed in any subsequent disciplinary hearing conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act
A licensing agency may order a licentiate to be examined by one or more physicians, surgeons or psychologists if the licentiate appears to be unable to practice his profession safely due to of an impairment caused by mental or physical illness. The examination report must be made available to the licentiate and may used as evidence in subsequent proceedings.
A peer review body investigating a physician and surgeon on the basis of information that the physician and surgeon's mental or physical condition poses a threat to patient care, must report to the diversion program of the Medical board the name of the physician and surgeon and notify the program when the investigation is complete.
An agency may disclose personal information to a law enforcement or regulatory agency when required for an investigation of unlawful activity or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes, unless the disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law.
An agency may disclose personal information to another person or governmental organization to the extent necessary to obtain information from the person or governmental organization as necessary for an investigation by the agency of a failure to comply with a specific state law that the agency is responsible for enforcing.