Records and reports; confidentiality.
(a) The board shall keep a record of its proceedings and a register of all applications for licensure, which register shall show all of the following:
(1) The name, age, and residence of each applicant.
(2) The date of the application.
(3) The place of business of the applicant.
(4) The educational and other qualifications of the applicant.
(5) Whether or not an examination was required.
(6) Whether the applicant was rejected.
(7) Whether a certificate of licensure was granted.
(8) The date of the action of the board.
(9) Any other information deemed necessary by the board.
(b) The board shall also keep on file a written statement under oath from each applicant that he or she will abide by the rules of professional conduct prescribed by the board, which oath shall be a part of his or her application for licensure.
(c) The records of the board shall be evidence of the proceedings of the board set forth therein, and a transcript thereof, duly certified by the executive director of the board under seal, shall be admissible in evidence with the same force and effect as if the original were produced.
(d) Annually, as of September 30, the board shall submit to the Governor a report of its transactions of the preceding year and a complete statement of the receipts and expenditures of the board, attested by affidavits of its chair and its secretary.
(e) Board records and papers of the following class are of a confidential nature and are not public records: Examination material for examinations not yet given; file records of examination problems and solutions; exam scores; letters of inquiry and reference concerning applicants; transcripts of college courses and grades; board inquiry forms concerning applicants; pending and closed complaints and investigative files which shall remain confidential until an actual formal hearing may commence; and all other materials of like confidential nature.
(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 79, p. 1976, §10; Acts 1997, No. 97-683, p. 1332, §1.)