Requires health care administrators to report instances of disciplinary action against licensed medical professionals to the agency. These reports do not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
In an investigation and prosecution of sexual exploitation by physicians, surgeons, psychotherapists, or alcohol and drug abuse counselors – cannot obtain disclosure of any confidential files of other current or former patients/clients of the individual under investigation.
A licentiate [i.e. a certified nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, naturopathic doctor, or pharmacist acting within the scope of his or her practice] shall dispense drugs and devices, pursuant to a lawful order or prescription. If the prescription drug or device is not in stock, the licentiate shall arrange for the patient to receive the drug or device through other means, e.g. by promptly transferring the prescription to another nearby pharmacy known to stock the prescription drug or device to ensure the patient has timely access to the drug or device.
Within 10 days of a state court judgment that a licensed health care provider is liable for any death or personal injury resulting in a judgment exceeding $30,000 caused by negligence, error or omission in practice, or his or her rendering unauthorized professional services, the clerk of the relevant court that rendered the judgment shall report that fact to the agency that issued the license, certificate, or other similar authority.
The Medical Board, the Osteopathic Medical Board and the Dental Board shall be entitled to inspect and copy any document or medical chart in the record of any disciplinary proceeding under Section 805. The information so disclosed shall be kept confidential and not subject to discovery, except that it may be disclosed in any subsequent disciplinary hearing conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act
A licensing agency may order a licentiate to be examined by one or more physicians, surgeons or psychologists if the licentiate appears to be unable to practice his profession safely due to of an impairment caused by mental or physical illness. The examination report must be made available to the licentiate and may used as evidence in subsequent proceedings.
A peer review body investigating a physician and surgeon on the basis of information that the physician and surgeon's mental or physical condition poses a threat to patient care, must report to the diversion program of the Medical board the name of the physician and surgeon and notify the program when the investigation is complete.
(b) The diversion program shall monitor the progress of the peer review body's investigation. If the diversion program decides that the peer review body is not making adequate progress on the investigation, the program administrator shall notify the chief of enforcement Division of Medical Quality of the Medical Board who must take over the investigation; (d) Information received by the diversion program is confidential and shall not be disclosed by the program except as provided in (b).
The Medical Board of California, the Board of Psychology, the Dental Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, the State Board of Optometry, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Physical Therapy Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, the California Board of Occupational Therapy, and the Acupuncture Board shall each separately create