(a) “Private admonition,” as used in this article and in Article 3 (commencing with Section 44240) of Chapter 2, is a warning, in writing, to the applicant or credential holder that states in ordinary and concise language the act or omission of the applicant or credential holder and further states that repetition of such act or omission may result in denial, suspension, or revocation of the credential.

(b) The private admonition shall be included in the applicant’s or credential holder’s file, maintained by the commission.

(c) The applicant’s or credential holder’s employer at the time of admonition shall receive a copy of the admonition and shall not make such copy accessible or disclose the contents thereof, unless the applicant or credential holder consents, in writing, thereto.

(d) For purposes of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, the private admonition is deemed a personnel record within the meaning of subdivision (c) of Section 6254 of the Government Code.

(e) The commission and the applicant’s or credential holder’s employer shall expunge all records pertaining to the private admonition maintained in his or her files pursuant to subdivisons (b) and (c) at the expiration of three years, so long as there is no recurrence of such an offense.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 854, Sec. 2.)