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      RS 37:691     


§691.  Records and reports

A.(1)  The board shall keep a record of its proceedings and a file of all applications, which file shall show:

(a)  The name, age, and residence of each applicant.

(b)  The date of the application.

(c)  The place of business of such applicant.

(d)  Educational and other qualifications of the applicant.

(e)  Whether or not an examination was required.

(f)  Whether the applicant was rejected.

(g)  Whether a license or certification was granted.

(h)  The date of the action of the board.

(i)  Such other information which may be deemed necessary by the board.

(2)  The records of the board shall be prima facie evidence of the proceedings of the board set forth therein, and a transcript thereof, duly certified by the secretary of the board, under seal, shall be admissible in evidence with the same force and effect as if the original were produced.

B.  All records maintained by the board in connection with disciplinary and enforcement proceedings and actions or its administration of examinations, including examinations, answer sheets, solutions, and grade sheets, together with all the background information involving personnel and employer references shall be deemed confidential and as such, exempt from the provisions of Chapter 1, Title 44 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950; however, any applicant shall have the right to examine other documents relating and pertaining to any action taken by the board with regard to such applicant, but only to the extent that those documents are in the actual possession of the board.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the board, at its discretion, may publish and disclose any documents and information relating and pertaining to disciplinary and enforcement proceedings and actions once the board has rendered a final decision or order.

Acts 1980, No. 568, §1; Acts 1999, No. 396, §1; Acts 2003, No. 279, §5.

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