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§ 413.0514. Information Sharing With Occupational Licensing Boards

(a) This section applies only to information held by or for the division, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners that relates to a person who is licensed or otherwise regulated by any of those state agencies.

(b) The division and the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners on request or on its own initiative, may share with each other confidential information or information to which access is otherwise restricted by law. The division and the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners shall cooperate with and assist each other when either agency is conducting an investigation by providing information to each other that the sending agency determines is relevant to the investigation. Except as provided by this section, confidential information that is shared under this section remains confidential under law and legal restrictions on access to the information remain in effect. Furnishing information by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners to the division or by the division to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners under this subsection does not constitute a waiver of privilege or confidentiality as established by law.

(c) Information that is received by the division from the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners or by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners from the division remains confidential, may not be disclosed by the division except as necessary to further the investigation, and shall be exempt from disclosure under Sections 402.092 and 413.0513.

(d) The division and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners on request or on its own initiative, may share with each other confidential information or information to which access is otherwise restricted by law. The division and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall cooperate with and assist each other when either agency is conducting an investigation by providing information to each other that is relevant to the investigation. Except as provided by this section, confidential information that is shared under this section remains confidential under law and legal restrictions on access to the information remain in effect unless the agency sharing the information approves use of the information by the receiving agency for enforcement purposes. Furnishing information by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners to the division or by the division to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners under this subsection does not constitute a waiver of privilege or confidentiality as established by law.

(e) Information that is received by the division from the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners or by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners from the division remains confidential and may not be disclosed by the division except as necessary to further the investigation unless the agency sharing the information and the agency receiving the information agree to use of the information by the receiving agency for enforcement purposes.

(f) The division and the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners shall provide information to each other on all disciplinary actions taken.

(g) The division and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall provide information to each other on all disciplinary actions taken.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 963, § 4, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.254, eff. September 1, 2005.

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Title:

§ 413.0514. Information Sharing With Occupational Licensing Boards

Code:

Labor Code

Status:

Current

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