The Board of Podiatric Medicine may inspect hospital documents of the podiatric medical staff with respect to the podiatric medical care, services, or facilities provided, and may inspect podiatric medical patient records, for purposes of reviewing quality of care.
The contents of any central file that are not public records under any other provision of law shall be confidential except that the licensee involved, or his or her counsel or representative, shall have the right to inspect and have copies made of his or her complete file except for the provision that may disclose the identity of an information source. A board may protect an information source by providing a copy of the material with only those deletions necessary to protect the identity of the source or by providing a comprehensive summary of the substance of the material.
The Medical Board of California shall contract with an independent entity to conduct a comprehensive study of the peer review process. (e) The case files and other information obtained by the independent entity shall be confidential.
The results from any test may be provided directly to the person requesting the test if the test concerned that person. These test results shall be clearly presented and indicate whether there is a need for referral to a physician and surgeon.
Within 30 days after the death or incapacity of a dentist, the contracting dentist or dentists shall send notification of the death or incapacity by mail to the last known address of each current patient of record with an explanation of how copies of the patient's records may be obtained. This notice may also contain any other relevant information concerning the continuation of the dental practice. The failure to comply with the notification requirement within the 30-day period shall be grounds for terminating the operation of the dental practice under subdivision (b).
A physical evaluation and medical history shall be taken before the administration of oral conscious sedation to a minor, and the dentist who administers it to a minor shall maintain records of the physical evaluation, medical history, and oral conscious sedation procedures used.
A physical evaluation and medical history shall be taken before the administration of oral conscious sedation to an adult, and the dentist who administers it to an adult shall maintain records of the physical evaluation, medical history, and oral conscious sedation procedures used.
A physical evaluation and medical history shall be taken before the administration of conscious sedation, and the dentist shall maintain records of the physical evaluation, medical history, and conscious sedation procedures used.
After a committee in its discretion has determined that a dentist licentiate has been rehabilitated and the diversion program is completed, the committee shall purge and destroy all records pertaining to the licentiate's participation in a diversion program. Treatment records are confidential.