Every person confined under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee.
The foster child's caretaker is responsible for obtaining and maintaining accurate information from the child's physician for the health summary. The child protective agency must inquire whether there is new information that should be added to the summary on each visit.
If the court orders the performance of emergency medical, surgical, dental, or other remedial care, the court may also authorize the release information of such care to probation officers, parole officers, or any other qualified individual or agency caring for or acting in the interest of the minor.
A physician, licensed psychologist, social worker with a master's degree in social work, licensed marriage and family therapist, nurse, attorney, or other professional person cannot be compelled to reveal information, including notes, that has been given to him or her in confidence by the minor or members of the minor's family.
In determining whether continued inpatient treatment will be beneficial to the minor, the reviewing psychiatrist shall consider all reasonably available clinical information that is relevant to the determination. The psychiatrist shall also interview the minor and consult with the treating clinician. The psychiatrist must be notified if the minor received medication while an inpatient. The person in favor of inpatient treatment must inform the psychiatrist of the proposed treatment plan for the minor and whether the minor has had a previous independent clinical review.
In making the appointment of a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), the judge shall sign an order that may grant the CASA the authority to review specific relevant documents and interview parties involved in the case/having significant information relating to the child, to the same extent as any other officer of the court appointed to investigate proceedings on behalf of the court.
Within 48 hours of placing a child into a foster or kinship care, the placing agency shall provide the caretaker with any prescribed medications in agency possession and instructions for their use and information about any treatments that are in effect for the child at the time of placement.
Whenever a court orders a hearing terminating parental rights or establishing guardianship of children adjudged dependent children of court, the court shall direct the agency supervising the child and the licensed county adoption agency or the State Department of Social Services to prepare an assessment that includes an evaluation of the child's medical, developmental, scholastic, mental, and emotional status.
A child educational advocate's duties includes locating the child's immunization and school health records and sending them to the school in which the child is to be enrolled and to the department so that the information can be included in the child's health passport.