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 health care provider must treat an individual in accordance with a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form. A physician may conduct an evaluation of the individual and, in consultation with the individual or the individual's legally recognized health care decisionmaker, issue a new order consistent with the most current information available about the individual's health status and goals of care.
When a physician in a long-term health facility orders medical intervention requiring informed consent and the patient appears to lack decision-making capacity, the physician shall...review the patient's medical record (among other things) to make the determination regarding capacity or whether there is someone with legal authority to make such decisions for the patient. If the resident lacks decision-making capacity, interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and staffs may make decisions based on review of resident's condition and medical records.
If a developmental disability assessment is needed, the assessment shall be performed within 120 days following initial intake by the regional center for persons with developmental disabilities. Assessment may include collection and review of available historical diagnostic data, including neurological and neuropsychological tests, tests performed by a physician, and psychiatric tests.
Information and records made confidential in the provision of mental health and developmental services, services for the developmentally disabled, services to those admitted and judicially committed to mental hospitals and institutions, etc., may be disclosed to a county social worker, a probation officer, or any other person legally authorized to have custody/care of a minor, for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment, mental health services, or services for developmental disabilities, for the minor.
Mental health care patients discharged from a facility, and the patient's conservator, guardian, or other legally authorized representative, shall receive an aftercare plan. Plan must include nature of illness and medication. Patient can designate another person to receive copy of plan.