An enrollee may apply for an independent medical review of a decision to deny, modify or delay medical services. The health service plan shall provide the enrollee with an application form. The form shall include a statement indicating the enrollee's consent to obtain any necessary medical records from the plan, contracting providers, or any out-of-plan provider consulted on the issue that must be signed by the enrollee.
Agencies providing services to older adults through a multidisciplinary team may provide information about older adult clients only to other county agency multidisciplinary team members providing services to same individuals to coordinate treatment between agencies. The county patients' rights advocate shall report any negative consequences of the implementation of this exception to confidentiality requirements to the local mental health director.
General acute care hospitals shall maintain a medical records system, but it does not require electronic records or that all patient's records are stored in one place. Policies and procedures to ensure that relevant portions of patients' medical records can be made available upon request of a treating physician or other authorized person shall be developed.
The requirement for signed written requests for medical information relating to the patient's outpatient psychotherapy treatment do not apply when: (1) the disclosure or use of medical information by a law enforcement agency or a regulatory agency is required for an investigation of unlawful activity or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes; (2) the disclosure of medical information is to health care providers, health care service plans, contractors, or other health care professionals or facilities for the purposes of diagnosis or treatment of the patient; or (3) A provider of h
The State Department of Health Services or entities funded by the Prostate Cancer Screening Program shall collect personal and medical information necessary from individuals applying for services under the program. This information will be confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for purposes directly connected with the administration of the program or with prior written consent of the subject. The information may also be disclosed to medical personnel, fiscal intermediaries of the state, state public health agencies to the extent necessary for the group.
The identity and records of any patient maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol and other drug abuse treatment shall be confidential and only disclosed with prior written consent of the patient unless the disclosure is to a qualified profession person employed in the treatment program, qualified medical persons to the extent necessary to meet a medical emergency, qualified personnel conducting research but such a person may not identify the patient.
Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, personal health information shall be disclosed in communications between qualified professional persons in the provision of services or appropriate referrals, or in the course of conservatorship proceedings. The consent of the patient or his or her guardian or conservator shall be obtained before information or records may be disclosed from a facility providing treatment to a facility which does not have the medical or psychological responsibility for the patient's care.