Section 34-14A-8.1Public records; confidential records and closed proceedings; discovery.
(a) All administrative complaints, orders to show cause, notices of hearings, and statements of charges, and all amendments thereto, and all orders of the board which are dispositive of the issues raised thereby, shall be public record.
(b) All records, reports, documents, photographs, and information contained in complaint and investigation files, shall be confidential, shall not be public record, and shall not be available for court subpoena or for discovery in civil proceedings. Disciplinary action proceedings shall be closed. The record in such proceedings, including witness testimony, exhibits, and pleadings, shall be confidential, shall not be a public record, and shall not be available for court subpoena or for discovery in civil proceedings.
(c) 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 board.
(Act 2006-105, p. 136, §2.)