Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
Among other procedures/requirements, a school health center receiving grant funds shall have a written contract/memorandum of understanding between the school district and the health care provider or any other community providers that ensures coordination of services, ensures confidentiality and privacy of health information consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
Unless a refusal to permit record sharing is made under (e), health care providers and other agencies may disclose information specified in (c)(1) to (9) from the patient's medical record or the client's record to local health departments operating immunization information systems and to the State Department of Health Services. Local health departments and the State Department may disclose (c)(1) to (9) information to each other and to requesting health care providers taking care of a particular patient.
A provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor shall disclose medical information if the disclosure is compelled by any of the following: Court order; Order from a board, commission, or agency; Subpoena from a party before a court or agency; Arbitrator or panel; Search Warrant; Patient or Patient's representative; or, Coroner conducting an investigation
Hospitals participating in the Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Pilot Program must provide quarterly reports to the State Department of Public Health and the oversight committee. The quarterly reports will include patient information relating to the number of elective PCI procedures performed, the interventionalists performing elective PCI procedures, and the outcomes of those procedures.
General acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals and "special hospitals" must report an adverse surgical event to OSHPD within 5 days after its discovery. Disclosure of individually identifiable patient information shall comply with applicable laws.
The director may assess an administrative penalty against a licensed general acute care hospital, acute psychiatric hospital, or special hospital for a deficiency constituting an immediate jeopardy violation (i.e. a situation where the licensee's noncompliance with licensure requirements has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury or death to the patient) as determined by the Department of Public Health. The department shall assess the administrative penalty based on certain criteria, including the patient's physical and mental condition.
Subsection (g) specifies that the required filing of an 805 report (required from peer review bodies for disciplinary actions/investigations of medical practitioner) shall not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records and committee reports. The information reported or disclosed shall be kept confidential. Subsection (h) specifies that the Medical Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, and the Dental Board of California shall disclose reports to requesting health facilities as required by Section 805.5.