.15 Compelling Public Purpose Disclosure.

A. The Board may find that a compelling public purpose warrants disclosure of information in an application, certification, licensing, or investigative file, regardless of whether there has been a request for the information, if the information concerns:

(1) Possible criminal activity and the disclosure is to a federal, state, or local law enforcement or prosecutorial official or authority;

(2) A possible violation of law and the disclosure is 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) Conduct by an individual that the Board reasonably believes may pose a risk to the public health, safety, or welfare, and the disclosure is to:

(a) A law enforcement authority;

(b) An administrative official;

(c) An Agency that regulates the individual; or

(d) A hospital or other health care facility where the individual has privileges.

B. Other Disclosures. This regulation does not prohibit or limit the Board’s ability to disclose:

(1) General licensing information as provided in General Provisions Article, §4-333(c), Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(2) Any information that the Board may otherwise disclose by law.