(a) Physician or surgeon may disclose the results of a patient's confirmed positive HIV test to a person reasonably thought to be the patient's spouse, a person reasonably believed to be the patient's sexual partner, a person reasonably believed to have shared hypodermic needles with the patient, or to the local health officer. However, no identifying information about the individual may be disclosed, except as per 121022. (b) The physician/surgeon shall notify the patient of his intent to notify such persons of the results and attempt to obtain the patient's voluntary consent for disclosure.
HIV or AIDS related public health records containing personally identifying information, developed or acquired by public health agencies shall be confidential and not disclosed except as otherwise provided by law for public health purposes or with written authorization from the person who is the subject of the record or their guardian or conservator.
When general acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and nursing facilities provide patients with printed notices of patient rights, the printed materials must be clear and legible and in 12 point font.
Nothing in [the 1977 Information Practices Act] shall be construed to permit the acquisition or disclosure of medical information regarding a patient without an authorization, where the authorization is required by this part.
Written authorizations for the disclosure of genetic information in an applicant's or enrollee's medical records must be written in plain language and specify the nature and purposes of the disclosures.
An agency may disclose personal information to a committee of the Legislature or to a Member of the Legislature, or his or her staff when authorized in writing by the member, where the member has permission to obtain the information from the individual to whom it pertains or where the member provides reasonable assurance that he or she is acting on behalf of the individual.
No provider of health care, health care service plan, or contractor may require a patient, as a condition of receiving health care services, to sign an authorization, release, consent, or waiver that would permit the disclosure of medical information that otherwise may not be disclosed.