27-6-306. Health care provider's appearance and answer -- waiver of confidentiality of records. (1) If a health care provider involved chooses to retain legal counsel, the health care provider's attorney shall informally enter the health care provider's appearance with the director.
(2) The health care provider shall answer the application for review and shall submit a statement authorizing the panel to inspect all medical, dental, podiatric, and hospital records and information pertaining to the application and, for the purposes of inspection only, waiving any privilege as to the contents of those records. The statement does not waive that privilege for any other purpose.