HIV or AIDS related public health records containing personally identifying information, developed or acquired by public health agencies shall be confidential and not disclosed except as otherwise provided by law for public health purposes or with written authorization from the person who is the subject of the record or their guardian or conservator.
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
Acute care hospital shall make reasonable efforts to contact the patient's agent, family member or person who has the authority to make health care decisions on behalf of the patient by examining any medical records regarding the patient in its possession and contacting the Secretary of State to inquire whether the patient has registered an advance health care directive with the Advance Health Care Directive Registry.
The foster child's caretaker is responsible for obtaining and maintaining accurate information from the child's physician for the health summary. The child protective agency must inquire whether there is new information that should be added to the summary on each visit.
This chapter which governs the appeal procedure, shall not be interpreted to force a physician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, attorney, or other professional person to reveal information provided in confidence by the family of an applicant or recipient of developmentally disabled services.
Authorizes the disclosure of medical information to specified persons involved with patient's care or health care payments; Such disclosure generally requires the person's agreement, or if agreement is not practical, limited disclosure may occur as specified.
A residential care facility for the elderly, skilled nursing facility or intermediate or congregated care facility must contact the person named in the patient's admission agreement in the event of a significant change in physical or mental status.
Signed consent forms by a person with a developmental disability for the release of any information as required under 4514(a) and (d) and Health and Safety Code 11878 and 11879, must be obtained for each separate use and specify the information released, the person to whom information will be released, and the name of the person releasing the information.