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
An agency may disclose personal information when the transfer of the information is necessary for the transferee agency to perform its constitutional or statutory duties. With respect to information transferred from or to a law enforcement or regulatory agency, a use is compatible if the use of the information requested is needed in an investigation of unlawful activity under the jurisdiction of the requesting agency or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes by that agency.
The department shall determine whether an eligible pupil needs medically necessary occupational therapy or physical therapy. A medical referral shall be based on a written report from a licensed physician or surgeon who has examined the pupil. The written report shall include relevant medical records.
Upon written request by licensed health care provider or pharmacist eligible to prescribe Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances, the Department of Justice may release CURES data on an individual prescribee. The information received shall be considered medical information and is subject to the provisions of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act in Part 2.6. The Department of Justice may also initiate the referral of CURES data to licensed health care practitioners and pharmacists providing care or services to the individual.
Upon receipt of application for a medical marijuana identification card, the county health department shall do all the following, including contacting the attending physician to verify the contents of the submitted medical records.
The confidentiality of information under (c) shall be maintained. Information under (c) shall only be used for the following purposes: to provide immunization services to the patient or client, to provide third-party payer immunization payments, to compile and distribute statistical information (without identifying information), and as physicians are authorized by Division 1, Part 2.6 of the Civil Code.
The department shall develop and implement a reporting and tracking system for infants and newborns tested for hearing loss. Every hospital, NICU, and providers of audiological services shall report required information to the department for the system. Information maintained in the system shall be kept confidential. Data collected directly from medical records shall be for the confidential use of the department and those the department deems necessary to carry out the purpose of the system.
With certain exceptions, a provider, broker, insurance company, insurance producer, information bureau, rating agency, or company, or any other person with actual knowledge of an insured's identity shall not disclose the identity of an insured or information that could be used to identify the insured or the insured's financial or medical information.
Any party legally responsible for payment of a claim for a health care service or item must make records or information requested by the department available to the department upon certification that the individual is an applicant or recipient of Medi-Cal services. Information shall be limited to that necessary to determine whether health benefits have been or should have been claimed and paid for services or items pursuant to a health insurance policy or plan for which Medi-Cal would otherwise be available.