Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the director may send a recommendation for further investigation of, or discipline for, a potential violation of this division to the licensee's relevant licensing authority. The recommendation shall include all documentary evidence collected by the director in evaluating whether or not to make that recommendation. The recommendation and accompanying evidence shall be deemed in the nature of an investigative communication and be protected by Section 6254 of the Government Code. The licensing authority of the provider of health care shall review all evidence submitted by the director and may take action for further investigation or discipline of the licensee.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 602, Sec. 2.)