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(a) Subject to the provisions of section 326A.12, all statements, records, schedules, working
papers, and memoranda made by a licensee or a partner, shareholder, officer, director, member,
manager, or employee of a licensee, incident to, or in the course of, rendering services to a client
while a licensee, except the reports submitted by the licensee to the client and except for records
that are part of the client's records, remain the property of the licensee in the absence of an express
agreement between the licensee and the client to the contrary. No statement, record, schedule,
working paper, or memorandum may be sold, transferred, or bequeathed, without the consent of
the client or the client's personal representative or assignee, to anyone other than one or more
surviving partners, stockholders, members or new partners, new stockholders, new members of
the licensee, or any combined or merged firm or successor in interest to the licensee. Nothing
in this section may be construed as prohibiting any temporary transfer of workpapers or other
material necessary in the course of carrying out peer reviews or as otherwise interfering with the
disclosure of information pursuant to section 326A.12.
(b) A licensee shall furnish to a client or former client, upon request and reasonable notice:
(1) a copy of the licensee's working papers, to the extent that the working papers include
records that would ordinarily constitute part of the client's records and are not otherwise available
to the client; and
(2) any accounting or other records belonging to, or obtained from or on behalf of, the
client that the licensee removed from the client's premises or received for the client's account.
The licensee may make and retain copies of such documents of the client when they form the
basis for work done by the licensee.
(c) Nothing in this section requires a licensee to keep any work paper beyond the period
prescribed in any other applicable statute.
(d) This section also applies to persons registered under section 326A.06, paragraph (b).
History: 2001 c 109 art 1 s 15

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