There is no Physician-Patient Privilege in a proceeding to commit the patient or otherwise place him or his property, or both, under the control of another because of his alleged mental or physical condition. (No privilege in a mental illness trial to prevent the introduction of testimony of doctors who have been appointed by the court, 35 Op.Atty.Gen. 226 (1960).)
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.
An agency may disclose personal information to an adopted person that is limited to general background information pertaining to the adopted person's natural parents, provided that the information does not include or reveal the identity of the natural parents.
An agency may disclose personal information to a child or a grandchild of an adopted person and disclosure is limited to medically necessary information pertaining to the adopted person's natural parents. The information, or the process for obtaining the information, shall not include or reveal the identity of the natural parents.
The case plan for a child placed in foster care shall include a summary of health and education information or records, including the child's mental health information/records and may be kept in the form of a passport comparable format. The health summary should include known medical problems, current medications, past health problems and hospitalizations, record of relevant mental health history, known mental health mental health condition and medications, and any other relevant mental health, dental, and health information determined by the Director of Social Services.
The laboratory that is storing a blood sample shall provide access to the blood sample only to (1) a person who has been adopted pursuant to this part, (2) the adoptive parent of a person under the age of 18 years, (3) the birth parents. No person other than the adoptive parent and the adopted child shall have access to the blood sample or any DNA test results related to the blood sample, unless the adoptive parent or the child authorizes another person or entity to have that access.