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65-2898a. Confidentiality of complaints and reports relating thereto; disclosure, when. (a) Any complaint or report, record or other information relating to a complaint which is received, obtained or maintained by the board shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed by the board or its employees in a manner which identifies or enables identification of the person who is the subject or source of the information except the information may be disclosed:

(1) In any proceeding conducted by the board under the law or in an appeal of an order of the board entered in a proceeding, or to any party to a proceeding or appeal or the party's attorney;

(2) to a hospital committee which is authorized to grant, limit or deny hospital privileges, if any disciplinary action authorized by K.S.A. 65-2836 and amendments thereto has at any time been taken against the licensee or if the board has at any time denied a license to the person;

(3) to the person who is the subject of the information or to any person or entity when requested by the person who is the subject of the information, but the board may require disclosure in such a manner that will prevent identification of any other person who is the subject or source of the information; or

(4) to a state or federal licensing, regulatory or enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the subject of the information or to an agency with jurisdiction over acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct which would constitute grounds for action under this act. Any confidential complaint or report, record or other information disclosed by the board as authorized by this section shall not be redisclosed by the receiving agency except as otherwise authorized by law.

(b) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas healing arts act.

History: L. 1979, ch. 198, § 9; L. 1986, ch. 229, § 45; L. 1992, ch. 253, § 4; July 1.

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