Welf. & Inst. Code 14100.2(e) (1980; amended by AB 2300, 2008)
Access to information under Welfare and Institutions Code 14100.2(d) shall be permitted only to the extent and under the conditions provided by federal law and regulations governing the release of such information.
Keywords:agency, agency information sharing, disabled, elderly, government benefits, incapacitated, recipient of social services
Parties Bound:officers, agents, or employees of the Department of Health Services or any public agency; Joint Legislative Audit Committee; State Auditor
California Penalty:Welfare and Institutions Code 14100.2(h): Any person who knowingly releases or possesses confidential information concerning persons who have applied for or who have been granted any form of Medi-Cal benefits or benefits under prepaid health plans or adult day health care programs for which state or federal funds are made available is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Associated Federal Law(s):
Uses and disclosures of protected health information: general rules : A covered entity may not use or disclose protected health information; exceptions.