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Reports of Outside Investigations

TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 9 - Rules of Professional Conduct

§ 60. Reporting of Investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission Pursuant to Section 5063(b)(3); Reporting of Notices of Requests for Wells Submissions Pursuant to Section 5063(b)(4); and Reporting of Investigations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Pursuant to Section 5063(b)(5).

(a) For purposes of reporting pursuant to Section 5063 (b)(5), notice of the opening or initiation of an investigation by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board shall include any notice by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board that it is initiating an investigation of the licensee.
(b) Reports received by the Board pursuant to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section or of paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of subdivision (b) of Business and Professions Code 5063 shall not be publicly disclosed other than (1) in the course of any disciplinary proceeding by the Board after the filing of a formal accusation; (2) in the course of any legal action to which the Board is a party; (3) in response to an official inquiry from a state or federal agency; (4) in response to a subpoena or summons enforceable by order of a court; or (5) when otherwise specifically required by law.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010, 5018 and 5063, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5063, Business and Professions Code.


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