(e) Terms of imprisonment are subject to recall and reconsideration if any physician employed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation determines, and subsequently notifies the chief medical officer, that a prisoner has six months or less to live or is permanently medically incapacitated. If the chief medical officer concurs with the prognosis, he or she shall notify the warden of the re-sentencing proceedings.
Patient records maintained by a health facility that include the patient's identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment shall only be disclosed to law enforcement agencies if the patient gives prior written consent, a court authorizes an order, or the agency obtains a search warrant. Disclosure of information from records should be limited to the extent necessary. Disclosure of privileged records required to be secured by a special master are not authorized for disclosure under this section
A person may be committed beyond the "maximum term of commitment" when the medical director of the treatment facility submits to the prosecuting an opinion that indicates further need for commitment. If requested by the prosecuting attorney, this opinion shall be accompanied by evaluations and relevant hospital records
If a person is granted formal probation for a crime of domestic violence, the probation department shall make an investigation and take into consideration such factors such as medical history. Such information shall be provided to the batterer's program as requested.
Upon judgment for imprisonment in state prison, the sheriff shall deliver to the warden various documents including a Confidential Medical/Mental Health Information Transfer Form that indicates that the defendant is medically capable of being transported.
The personnel records of peace officers and custodial officers is confidential and shall not be disclosed in any criminal or civil proceeding except by discovery pursuant to Sections 1043 and 1046 of the Evidence Code
No search warrant may be issued for documentary evidence possessed by a lawyer, physician, psychotherapist, or clergy member who is not suspected of criminal activity unless the special master procedure is followed.
(a)(1) If a defendant is found mentally incompetent, the trial judgment shall be suspended until the defendant becomes mentally competent. The court clerk shall notify the Department of Justice of any finding of mental incompetence to be included in the defendant's state summary criminal history information, if it is pertaining to a defendant required to register as a sex offender.
A person participating in a deferred entry of judgment program or a preguilty plea program, may also participate in a licensed methadone or levoalphacetylmethadol (LAAM) program if certain conditions are met, including: the participant allows release of his or her medical records to the court presiding over his or her preguilty/deferred entry program for the limited purpose of determining whether the participant is duly enrolled in the licensed methadone or LAAM program and is in compliance with deferred entry or preguilty plea program rules.