(a) Insurers shall make medical records available to the Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon request, so long as (1) the department/regional center certifies that the individual is an applicant/recipient of services for the developmentally disabled or the California Early Intervention Program; or is a person who is legally responsible for the applicant or recipient; and (2) the department/regional center is in certifiable compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to the confidentiality of medical information.
An agency may disclose personal information to the duly appointed guardian or conservator of the individual or a person representing the individual if it can be proven with reasonable certainty through the possession of agency forms, documents or correspondence that this person is the authorized representative of the individual to whom the information pertains.
The mental health treatment or counseling of a minor authorized by this law shall include involvement of the minor's parent or guardian unless, in the opinion of the professional person who is treating or counseling the minor, the involvement would be inappropriate. The professional person shall state in the client record whether and when the person attempted to contact the minor's parent or guardian, and whether the attempt to contact was successful or unsuccessful, or the reason why it would be inappropriate to contact the minor's parent or guardian.
The Department of Justice shall immediately notify an agency that submits a report by a mandated reporter of any information relevant to the known or suspected instance of child abuse or severe neglect reported by the agency. The agency shall make that information available to the reporting health care practitioner, child custodian, appointed guardian ad litem, appointed counsel, or the appropriate licensing agency.
The Department of Justice shall make available to a Court Appointed Special Advocate program information about known or suspected child abuse by an applicant seeking employment as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
The Department of Justice shall make available to investigative agencies, probation officers, or court investigators information regarding a known or suspected child abuser who resides in the home where the child may be placed. Upon receipt of relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect investigation reports contained in the Child Abuse Central Index, the agency or court investigator shall notify, in writing, the person listed that he or she is in the index.
The Department of Developmental Services must insure the regional center collects the social security number, the birthday, and the disability status of the client's parents for each new case and at each review of client out-of-home placement.
A school district is not authorized to permit access to pupil records to any person without written parental consent or under judicial order. However, exceptions exist for those requesting access for legitimate educational interests: school officials and employees of the district, members of a school attendance review board, and certain volunteer aides; officials and employees of other public schools or school systems; authorized representatives of the U.S.
The Department of Justice shall make available to the chairperson for each county child death review team or the State Child Death Review Council, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index relating to the death of one or more children and any prior child abuse or neglect investigation reports maintained involving the same victims, siblings, or suspects. Local child death review teams may share any relevant information regarding child death case reviews with other child death review teams.
The Department of Justice shall make available relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect reports to any agency placing a child with a responsible relative. Upon receipt of relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect reports, the agency shall also notify in writing the person listed in the Child Abuse Central Index that he or she is in the index. The notification shall be submitted to the person listed at the same time that all other parties are notified of the information, and no later than the actual judicial proceeding that determines placement.