(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all hearings and deliberations of the commission and Committee of Credentials to consider an adverse action or a reinstatement or reduction in penalty shall be closed sessions with only commission members, committee members, staff members, the credential holder or applicant whose application or credential is in issue, the counsel of the credential holder or applicant, and any material witnesses in attendance.
(b) All final actions taken pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be made public.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), disclosure of private admonitions shall be in accordance with Section 44438.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 16.)