A licensing agency may order a licentiate to be examined by one or more physicians, surgeons or psychologists if the licentiate appears to be unable to practice his profession safely due to of an impairment caused by mental or physical illness. The examination report must be made available to the licentiate and may used as evidence in subsequent proceedings.
Out-of-state pharmacies doing business in California must keep records of controlled substances or dangerous devices dispensed to patients so that the records are readily retrievable from the records of other drugs dispensed. These pharmacies must comply with requests for information from the appropriate California regulatory agency and the oversight agency in the pharmacy's home state.
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.
The contents of any central file that are not public records under any other provision of law shall be confidential except that the licensee involved, or his or her counsel or representative, shall have the right to inspect and have copies made of his or her complete file except for the provision that may disclose the identity of an information source. A board may protect an information source by providing a copy of the material with only those deletions necessary to protect the identity of the source or by providing a comprehensive summary of the substance of the material.
The Medical Board of California shall contract with an independent entity to conduct a comprehensive study of the peer review process. (e) The case files and other information obtained by the independent entity shall be confidential.
The California Board of Occupational Therapy may deny or discipline a licensee for falsifying or making grossly incorrect, grossly inconsistent, or unintelligible entries in a patient or hospital record or any other record.
The California Board of Occupational Therapy may deny or discipline a licensee for failing to maintain confidentiality of patient medical information, except as disclosure is otherwise permitted or required by law.