.15 Confidentiality.

A. Except for formal charging documents, notices of intent to deny, or as otherwise provided by law, the proceedings of the Board and the disciplinary panels are confidential, and the confidentiality of the proceedings cannot be waived by the parties.

B. The recommended decision by an administrative law judge is confidential, and the respondent cannot waive the confidentiality of the contested case proceedings or of the patients whose care is reflected in the record of the proceedings.

C. To the extent possible, even after a final order is entered by the Board or a disciplinary panel, the parties shall refrain from revealing legal documents or oral statements or information that would reveal the identity of any patients referenced in the order.