The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1376)
§ 1376. Confidentiality; inadmissibility of certain evidence
(a) A hearing panel or the Board, or both, may close portions of a hearing or hearings to the public if the panel or Board deems it appropriate in order to protect the confidentiality of an individual or for medical and other protected health information pertaining to any identifiable person that is otherwise confidential under State or federal law.
(b) In any proceeding under section 1372 or 1373 of this chapter that addresses an applicant's or licensee's alleged sexual misconduct, evidence of the sexual history of a victim of the alleged sexual misconduct shall neither be subject to discovery nor be admitted into evidence. Neither opinion evidence nor evidence of the reputation of a victim's sexual conduct shall be admitted. At the request of a victim, a hearing panel or the Board may close portions of hearings to the public if the panel or Board deems it appropriate in order to protect the identity of a victim and the confidentiality of his or her medical records. (Added 2019, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)