An Act To Protect Licensing Information of Medical Professionals
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §2109-A is enacted to read:
§ 2109-A. Inspection or copying of record; procedure
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA §2600-D is enacted to read:
§ 2600-D. Inspection or copying of record; procedure
Sec. 3. 32 MRSA §3300-G is enacted to read:
§ 3300-G. Inspection or copying of record; procedure
This bill allows applicants and licensees of the State Board of Nursing, the Board of Osteopathic Licensure and the Board of Licensure in Medicine to review their own redacted licensing files before the respective board makes the file available for inspection or copying after the licensing file has been requested.
The board must notify the applicant or licensee of the request to view the file at the same time the board acknowledges the request under the Freedom of Access Act. The board must use the most recent address on file for that applicant or licensee. If the applicant or licensee would like to review the redacted file before it is made publicly available, the applicant or licensee must notify the board within 10 business days. If requested by the applicant or licensee, the board must send a copy of the redacted file to the applicant or licensee, and the applicant or licensee has 10 business days from when the file is sent to stop the release of all or a part of the redacted licensing file by petitioning the board to withhold release of all or a part of the file because making all or part of the redacted file available to the public creates a potential risk to the personal safety of the applicant or licensee or any 3rd party.