Requires health care administrators to report instances of disciplinary action against licensed medical professionals to the agency. These reports do not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
In an investigation and prosecution of sexual exploitation by physicians, surgeons, psychotherapists, or alcohol and drug abuse counselors – cannot obtain disclosure of any confidential files of other current or former patients/clients of the individual under investigation.
The Veterinary Medical Board has the authority to place a licensee or registrant on probation. The board may require the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. Accordingly, if the board requires a licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
In reinstating a license or registration that has been revoked or suspended, the Veterinary Medical Board may impose terms and conditions to be followed by the licensee or registrant after the license or registration has been reinstated. This includes requiring the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. If the board requires the licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
Any document relevant to the business operations of a licensee, and not involving medical records attributable to identifiable patients, may be inspected and copied where relevant to an investigation of a licensee by the Attorney General or other authorized investigators.
The section describes acts that constitute unprofessional conduct by pharmacists; authorizes disciplinary action by the Board of Pharmacy; and clarifies that a wholesaler supplying a pharmacy is not required to obtain nor is authorized to have access to personal medical information (under the control of the pharmacist), except as specified under CMIA.
The Medical Board, the Osteopathic Medical Board and the Dental Board shall be entitled to inspect and copy any document or medical chart in the record of any disciplinary proceeding under Section 805. The information so disclosed shall be kept confidential and not subject to discovery, except that it may be disclosed in any subsequent disciplinary hearing conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act
A licensing agency may order a licentiate to be examined by one or more physicians, surgeons or psychologists if the licentiate appears to be unable to practice his profession safely due to of an impairment caused by mental or physical illness. The examination report must be made available to the licentiate and may used as evidence in subsequent proceedings.
A peer review body investigating a physician and surgeon on the basis of information that the physician and surgeon's mental or physical condition poses a threat to patient care, must report to the diversion program of the Medical board the name of the physician and surgeon and notify the program when the investigation is complete.