(a) The board may disclose information confidential under Section 564.002 only:
(1) during a proceeding conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings,
the board, or a panel of the board, or in a subsequent trial or appeal of a board
action or order;
(2) to a pharmacist licensing or disciplinary authority of another jurisdiction;
(3) under a court order;
(4) to a person providing a service to the board, including an expert witness, investigator,
or employee of an entity that contracts with the board, related to a disciplinary
proceeding against an applicant or license holder, if the information is necessary
for preparation for, or a presentation in, the proceeding; or
(5) as provided by Subsection (b).
(a-1) Information that is disclosed under Subsection (a) remains confidential and
is not subject to discovery or subpoena in a civil suit and may not be introduced
as evidence in any action other than an appeal of a board action.
(a-2) Information that is confidential under Section 564.002 and that is admitted under seal in a proceeding conducted by the State Office of
Administrative Hearings is confidential information for the purpose of a subsequent
trial or appeal.
(b) The board may disclose that the license of a pharmacist who is the subject of
an order of the board that is confidential under Section 564.002 is suspended, revoked, canceled, restricted, or retired or that the pharmacist is
in any other manner limited in the practice of pharmacy. The board may not disclose the nature of the impairment or other information that
resulted in the board's action.
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