The coroner is authorized to assist medical and health service agencies in identifying donors of human organs and tissues, for purposes of providing life-enhancing benefits of transplant surgery to recipients under duly sanctioned medical conditions.
Nothing in this section shall preclude a medical examiner or other physician from ordering or performing a test to detect HIV on a cadaver when an autopsy is performed or body parts are donated pursuant to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.
Where a wife is inseminated artificially with semen donated by a man other than her husband, the physician and surgeon must retain the husband's consent form as part of the medical record. The record must be kept confidential and in a sealed file. However, the physician and surgeon's failure to do so does not affect the father and child relationship. All papers and records pertaining to the insemination, whether part of the permanent record of a court or of a file held by the supervising physician and surgeon or elsewhere, are subject to inspection only through a court order.
The results of AIDS blood test may me disclosed without the written consent of the test subject to: the subject or his/her legal representative, the test subject's health care provider or their employee that provides patient care or treatment for the subject, a health care provider that procures, processes, distributes, or uses a human body part as under Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, the designated officer an emergency response employee.
No tissues shall be transferred into the body of another person by means of transplantation, unless the donor of the tissues has been screened and found nonreactive by laboratory tests for evidence of infection with HIV, HBV, HCV, HTLV-1, and syphilis. The State Department of Health Services may adopt regulations requiring additional screening tests of donors of tissues when, the action is necessary for the protection of the public, donors, or recipients.
In a criminal investigation of a knowing donation of HIV-infected blood, tissue, organs, semen or breast milk, no person shall disclose the results of a blood test to detect AIDS to any state or local agency or department unless the test results are disclosed as required by law pursuant to a search warrant, court order or subpoena.