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
Any medical records obtained or created for the purpose of licensure of professional athletes may not be disclosed by the licensing commission except under certain circumstances, as provided. If, after a process for participation in medical research has been adopted, the athlete consents to participation, the medical records may be used by the commission for medical research. The medical information shall not include any personally identifiable information.
Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press. In Hurvitz v.
In applying for participation in program providing name and address confidentiality for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the victim may be required to provide medical information about alleged assaults or violence.
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.
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.
If the victim of abuse consents, a long-term care ombudsman may report an abuse incident to the adult protective services agency or law enforcement agency to get assistance with the investigation. The ombudsman must report health care facility neglect to the bureau and must not identify the victim if the victim refuses consent to being identified in the report. The bureau and reporting agency must maintain the confidentiality of the report.
County patients' rights advocates have the right to inspect and/or copy any non-confidential records or other materials in the possession of any mental health program, services, facility, or agency in relation to a investigation on the behalf of a client for compliance with laws governing patients' rights.