§ 20-23. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an
examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited
to, any complaint against a licensee, applicant, or any person who holds himself or
herself out as a licensee or applicant that is filed with the Department and information
collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential
use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement
officials, regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined
by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement
agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or
person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee by the Department or any order issued
by the Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public record, except
as otherwise prohibited by law.
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