.18 Disclosure for Compelling Public Purpose.

A. The Board may find that a compelling public purpose warrants disclosure of information in a certification, licensing, or investigative file, whether or not there has been a request for the information and may disclose the information under the following circumstances:

(1) The information concerns possible criminal activity and is disclosed to a federal, state, or local law enforcement or prosecutorial official or authority;

(2) The information concerns a possible violation of law and is disclosed to a federal, state, or local authority that has jurisdiction over the individual whose conduct may be a violation and the information disclosed is limited to information relevant to the possible violation by that individual; or

(3) The information concerns conduct by an individual which the Board reasonably believes may pose a risk to the public health, safety, or welfare and is disclosed to a law enforcement authority, administrative official, or agency that regulates the individual, or to a hospital or other health care facility where the individual has privileges.

B. Other Disclosures. This regulation does not prevent or limit the ability of the Board to disclose general licensing information as provided in General Provisions Article, §4-333, Annotated Code of Maryland, or any information which the Board may otherwise disclose by law.