Whenever a pilot is prescribed or stops using either a new dosage of a medication or a new medication, the pilot must submit that information within 10 days to the physician appointed by the Board of Pilot Commissioners who has the pilot's prescribed medication list (that was previously submitted to the same Board of Pilot Commissioners appointed physician for the pilot's physical examination determining fitness for duty). Whenever the physician receives the updated information, the physician must determine whether the medication change affects the pilot's fitness for duty.
A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information in the following circumstances: 1) to other healthcare providers to facilitate diagnosis and treatment 2) to find financially liable party and obtain payment 3) to administrative subcontractors 4) quality control organizations (peer review boards, etc.) 5) accrediting agencies 6) coroners 7) \bona fide research purposes\" 8) employer
Every health care service plan shall provide an external, independent review process to examine the plan's coverage decisions regarding experimental or investigational therapies for individual enrollees with a life-threatening or seriously debilitating condition. The enrollee's physician must certify that the enrollee has a condition for which standard therapies are not effective or medically appropriate; the physician certification shall include a statement of the evidence relied upon by the physician in certifying his or her recommendation.
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
A licensee who fails or refuses to comply with a request for the medical records of a patient within 15 days of receiving the request and authorization shall pay to the board a civil penalty. A health care facility shall comply with a request for the medical records of a patient to the board; failure to provide the authorizing patient's medical records to the board subjects the health care facility to a civil penalty. Failure by a licensee or health care facility to comply with a court order to release patient records to the board also results in a civil penalty.
The Medical Board of California, the Board of Psychology, the Dental Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, the State Board of Optometry, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Physical Therapy Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, the California Board of Occupational Therapy, and the Acupuncture Board shall each separately create
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.
All Board of Registered Nursing and nursing diversion committee records and records of a proceeding pertaining to the participation of a registered nurse in the diversion program shall be kept confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena. However, such records are subject to discovery or subpoena if the registered nurse presents a threat to the public or his or her own health and safety, or has waived his or her rights to confidentiality.