The State or local registrar or county recorder shall supply to any applicant a certified copy of any record of birth, fetal death, death, marriage, or marriage dissolution subject to certain requirements. When the original forms of certificates of live birth furnished by the State Registrar contain a printed section at the bottom containing medical and social data or labeled "Confidential Information for Public Health Use Only," that section shall not be reproduced in a certified copy of the record except as specifically authorized to certain parties.
Additional fees will be collected from an applicant for a certified copy of a birth or death record. Each local registrar or county recorder collecting the fee shall transmit sixty-five cents ($.65) of the fee to the State Registrar as funding for the development of safety and security measures to protect against fraudulent use of birth and death records, including computerizing records, redacting and removing signatures as required by law, and electronically distributing redacted records to local registrars and county recorders for their use in complying with Sections 103526 and 103526.5.
The information in the written record of an assisted oocyte production (AOP) research program or project shall not disclose personally identifiable information about subjects and shall be deemed confidential. The information shall be reported to the State Department of Public Health, which shall aggregate the data and make if available to the public in a way that does not reveal personally identifiable information about the subjects pursuant to the Public Records Act.
Every hospital must file an Emergency Care Data Record for each emergency patient encounter with the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development. This information is confidential and identifiable patient data is exempt from the Public Records Act.
Each hospital shall file an Emergency Care Data Record with OSHPD for each patient encounter in the emergency department that includes date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, language spoken, zip code, social security number, service date, principal diagnosis, other diagnoses, principal external cause of injury, other external cause of injury, principal procedure, other procedures, disposition of patient, source of payment, and items added as per 128738. Patient rights of confidentiality shall be reserved.
Any writing retained by the state department pursuant to this chapter is a public record. The names of any persons contained in public records, except the names of duly authorized officers, employees, or agents of the state department conducting an investigation or inspection in response to a complaint, shall be deleted.
Local registrars shall create an electronic file including information about the birth mother. Such information collected for the file shall not be disclosed to anyone except to the department of demographic and statistical analysis and to the federal government, without any personal identifying information.
The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) shall electronically monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule II, III, IV controlled substances. CURES shall operate under existing provisions of law to safeguard privacy and confidentiality of patients. CURES data shall only be provided to appropriate public agencies for educating practitioners and others in lieu of disciplinary, civil or criminal actions.
All testing results and personal information from hereditary disorders programs acquired from individuals shall be considered a confidential medical record except for information for which consent to release is acquired. Individuals should be informed as to the scope of information requested to be released, the risks, benefits, and purposes for the release, and the identity of the person to whom the information will be released. Exceptions also for disclosures for research purposes and for data compilations that do not reference the identity of any individual.
Every general acute care hospital and ambulatory surgery clinic shall file a data record with the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development for each ambulatory surgery performed. This information is confidential and identifiable patient data shall be exempt from the Public Records Act.