Students under the age of 18 seeking enrollment California state colleges shall be exempt from the immunization requirement for hepatitis B if such person files a written statement by a physician or surgeon that that the person's condition makes immunization unsafe. The physician shall indicate the specific nature and estimated duration of the medical condition that contraindicate immunization.
A blood specimen obtained as per 125080, shall be submitted to a laboratory to determine rhesus blood type and the results shall be reported to physician, surgeon, or other person providing prenatal care or attending the woman at the time of delivery, and to the woman tested. A blood specimen as per 125080 shall also be submitted to a laboratory to determine the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and HIV virus. Both results shall be reported to the physician, surgeon, or other person who ordered the test and who shall inform the woman tested.
Blood banks and plasma centers shall test the blood for viral hepatitis and HIV. If the blood bank or plasma center finds the presence of viral hepatitis, or an antigen thereof, in the blood tested, it shall report that finding with all necessary identifying information to the local health officer.
A physician, hospital, or other health care provider shall report all AIDS cases, HIV infections, and viral hepatitis infections to the local health officer with the information required, and within the timeframes established by the department.
Exposure of a peace officer, firefighter, custodial officer, custody assistant, nonsworn uniformed employee of a law enforcement agency whose job entails the care or control of inmates in a detention facility, and emergency medical personnel acting within the scope of his or her duties to an arrestee's blood or bodily fluids can subject the arrestee to voluntary or court-ordered blood testing for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
The court shall order all persons, other than the test subject, who receive test results to maintain the confidentiality of personal identifying data relating to the test results except for disclosure that may be necessary to obtain medical or psychological care or advice.
The Director of Corrections must submit a statistical report on the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus in correctional facilities and trends of the incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C in the correctional system to the Legislative budget subcommittees.