The State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) shall be administered by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to assess every eligible person who is incarcerated in state prison and every eligible person who is on parole if the person was not assessed prior to release from state prison). The Department of Mental Health shall administer the SARATSO to assess every eligible person who is committed to that department.
(a)-(b) All DNA and forensic identification profiles and other identification information or biological samples retained by the Department of Justice are exempt from any law requiring disclosure of information to the public or return of biological specimens, samples, or print impressions.
Every person confined in the state prison 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 other 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 Department of Justice is required to make information about registered sex offenders available online, including date of birth. (a)(3) The State Dept. of Mental Health shall provide to the Sex Offender Tracking Program the names of all offenders committed to or released from its custody.
There is no psychotherapist-patient privilege if the psychotherapist is appointed by the court to examine the patient, unless the psychotherapist is appointed upon request of the patient's lawyer to obtain information to advise the patient of whether or not to utilize a defense based on insanity or on his mental or emotional condition. There is no privilege if the psychotherapist is appointed by the Board of Prison Terms to examine the patient.
Any medical personnel employed by, under contract to, or receiving payment from the state or local entity to provide service at the listed facilities, that receives information that an inmate or minor has been exposed or infected with AIDS, an AIDS related virus, or any communicable disease shall notify the officer in charge of the facility of such exposure or infection. The officer in charge of the facility shall notify all those at the facility who may have direct contact with the defendant or minor or with their bodily fluids of such infection or exposure.
Discharge, transfer, or release of persons with tuberculosis or reasonably suspected to have tuberculosis from a health facility, local detention facility, or state correctional institution under (a), (b), (c), or (d) may only occur after notification of tuberculosis and written treatment plan has been received by the local health officer. For persons being released on parole, the Department of Corrections shall inform the parole agent of the active or suspected tuberculosis.
The Department of Corrections along with every physician or surgeon attending to an injured state prisoner must file a report with the Division of Labor Statistics and Research of every injury resulting from labor performed, unless such injury does not last through the day or does not require more than first aid treatment. If the injury results in death, the Department of Corrections must report it to the Division.
The Division of Labor Statistics and Research must send copies of received injured prisoner reports to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health may use the reports to make recommendations to the Department of Corrections of ways to improve working conditions of state prisoners.
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.