(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, the Fatality and Mortality Review Team and the advisory panels established by the team pursuant to this article may request information and records as necessary to carry out its responsibilities. Records and information that may be requested under this section include:
(1) Medical, dental and mental health records;
(2) Substance abuse records to the extent allowed by federal law; and
(3) Information and records maintained by any state, county and local government agency, except as provided in subsection (c), section two of this article.
(b) State, county and local government agencies shall provide the Fatality and Mortality Review Team and the advisory panels established by the team with any information requested in writing by the team or by an advisory panel.