The Department of Health Services shall establish a list of reportable diseases and conditions, and specify requirements (e.g. the timeliness related to the reporting of each disease and condition, the mechanisms for reporting, and the content to be included) for the reports made. The diseases listed as reportable shall be properly reported as required to the department by the health officer.
Health care providers and laboratories shall report HIV infection cases and patient names to local health officers in order to keep California competitive for federal HIV and AIDS funding. Local health officers shall report unduplicated HIV cases by name to the State Department of Health Services.
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.
Commencing July 1, 2009, or within one year of the establishment of a state electronic laboratory reporting system, whichever is later, a report of a reportable disease or condition generated by a laboratory shall be submitted electronically in a manner specified by the Department of Public Health. This electronic reporting requirement shall not apply to reports of HIV infections. The department shall allow laboratories that receive incomplete patient information to report the name of the provider who submitted the request to the local health officer.
Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
A pharmacist may perform a skin puncture during routine patient assessment or any other authorized procedure. A pharmacist that performs such procedures must report the results of a test to the patient and the physician designated by the patient.
A pharmacist may refill a prescription for a dangerous drug without the prescriber's authorization if the prescriber is unavailable, if in his professional judgment the pharmacist believes that a failure to refill the prescription would interrupt the patient's care and have an adverse impact on the patient's well-being. The pharmacist shall inform the patient and the prescriber that the prescription was refilled pursuant to this section.
Within 10 days of a state court judgment that a licensed health care provider is liable for any death or personal injury resulting in a judgment exceeding $30,000 caused by negligence, error or omission in practice, or his or her rendering unauthorized professional services, the clerk of the relevant court that rendered the judgment shall report that fact to the agency that issued the license, certificate, or other similar authority.
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.