Section 34-22-106Confidentiality of records; discovery; limitations on testimony.
(a)(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law, records of the board pertaining to an impaired optometrist shall be confidential and shall not be subject to discovery or subpoena.
(2) No person in attendance at any board meeting concerning an impaired optometrist shall subsequently be required to testify in any court or non-board administrative proceeding as to any discussion or proceeding occurring at the board meeting.
(b) Information, documents, or records otherwise available from original sources are not to be construed as immune from discovery or use in any action merely because they were presented during the proceedings of the board meeting concerning an optometrist, nor shall any person who testifies before the board concerning an optometrist, or who is a member of the board, be prevented from testifying as to matters within his or her knowledge, but the witness shall not be asked, and shall not testify, about his or her testimony before the board or about opinions formed by him or her as a result of the board hearings.
(Act 2006-411, p. 1021, §7.)