(a)    Application. All hearings under chapter 744 and under section 393.12, Florida Statutes, shall be open unless the alleged incapacitated person, adjudicated ward, or person alleged to have a developmental disability elects to have the hearing closed.

(b)    Election. An election to close a hearing may be made before the hearing by filing a written notice. Subject to the court’s approval, an election to close or reopen a hearing may be made at any time during the hearing by oral or written motion.