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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                         CHAPTER 86-S.F.No. 737 
           An act relating to health; requiring the board of 
          medical examiners to release certain information about 
          disciplinary investigations and proceedings; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 147.01, subdivision 4.
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 147.01, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  [DISCLOSURE.] Subject to the exceptions listed in 
this subdivision, all communications or information received by 
or disclosed to the board relating to any person or matter 
subject to its regulatory jurisdiction, and all records of any 
action or proceedings thereon, except a final decision of the 
board, are confidential and privileged and any disciplinary 
hearing shall be closed to the public.  
    (a) Upon application of a party in a proceeding before the 
board under section 147.091, the board shall produce and permit 
the inspection and copying, by or on behalf of the moving party, 
of any designated documents or papers relevant to the 
proceedings, in accordance with the provisions of rule 34, 
Minnesota rules of civil procedure. 
    (b) If the board imposes disciplinary measures of any kind, 
the name and business address of the licensee, the nature of the 
misconduct, and the action taken by the board are public data. 
    (c) The board shall exchange information with other 
licensing boards, agencies, or departments within the state, as 
required under section 214.10, subdivision 8, paragraph (d), and 
may release information in the reports required under sections 
147.02, subdivision 6, and 214.10, subdivision 8, paragraph (b). 
    (d) The board shall furnish to a person who made a 
complaint a summary of the results of an investigation of that 
complaint, a description of the activities and actions of the 
board relating to that complaint, and the reasons for actions 
taken by the board. 
    Approved May 11, 1987

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