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.
Identifying information for HIV cases reported to the local health officer and the State Department of Health Services shall not be disclosed to the federal government except when the confidential information is necessary to the investigation, control, or surveillance of disease.
A local educational agency may access data via CALPADS concerning pupils enrolled within the local educational agency or concerning pupils who intend or are directed to enroll, subject to the rights of parents, within one local educational agency. [This law is effective until July 1, 2013, and as of January 1, 2014, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute deletes or extends that date.]
Files and records of the State Ombudsman office pertaining to complaints and investigations are confidential, unless consent to disclose is obtained. Information may be disclosed to a law enforcement agency, public protective service agency, and licensing or certification agency in accordance with federal law.
The Department of Education shall create a computerized data-matching system using its own and Department of Health Care Services' Medi-Cal databases to automatically enroll eligible children into subsidized meal programs. The Department of Health Care Services must conduct the data match of local school records and return a list to the Department of Education, including only the data fields submitted by the department and an indicator of program eligibility, as required by federal law.
Limited by state and federal law and regulations limiting disclosure, local health departments and the State Department may share (c) information with any entity designated by federal or state law to receive such information. The State Department of Health Services may enter into written agreements to share confidential information with other states for the listed purposes and use of information must be limited to such purposes. Information may not be shared under this subdivision if the patient or patient's guardian refuses to allow the sharing of immunization information under (e) [i.e.
A Medicare Select issuer shall comply with reasonable requests for data made by state or federal agencies, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of evaluating the Medicare Select program.
The state agencies of the Department of Education and Department of Health Care Services are responsible for the maintenance and protection of data received. Each state agency that possesses the data shall follow privacy and confidentiality procedures consistent with all applicable state and federal law.