The separate health authority established by the County of Alameda may use a computerized management information system to administer its health delivery system. The information in the system of Medi-Cal applicants or recipients shall be confidential and only open to examination for the administration of the Medi-Cal program. Medi-Cal information is inclusive of medical services provided, health authority evaluation of personal information, and medical data.
The Passport System must maximize use and availability of information in a secured and reliable environment and contain fire walls and other safeguards to ensure only authorized persons inquire and update cases and to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the system.
The State Department of Mental Health shall develop a data system of client information. Collection and use of client information for the database must be in accord with privacy and confidentiality rights. Personal client identifiers must be protected to ensure confidentiality. Information reported to the department may be shared with mental health agencies submitting records for the same person and is subject to 5328.
Los Angeles County may develop a pilot Internet-based health and education passport system to collect and maintain health and education records for foster children under the supervision of the county social services or probation department. The Passport System shall provide access to health and mental health information by health and mental health care providers, educators, foster care givers, and local agency staff to improve the accuracy and reliability of information.