It is in the child's best interest that the birth parents keep the department informed of any health problems that the parent develops that could affect the child and keep an address current with the department in order to permit a response to inquiries concerning medical or social history. Section 9203 of the Family Code authorizes a person who has been adopted and who attains the age of 21 years to request the department to disclose the name and address of the adoptee's birth parents.
The state medical insurance form shall include, but not be limited to (1) the parents' names, addresses, and social security numbers, (2) the name and address of each parent's place of employment (3) the name or names, addresses, policy number or numbers, and coverage type of the medical insurance policies of the parents, (4) CalWORKS case number, Title IV-E foster care case number or Medi-Cal case numbers of the parents and children covered by the insurance policies.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, access to records and information pertaining to a minor child, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and school records, shall not be denied to a parent because that parent is not the child's custodial parent.
In any contested proceeding involving child custody or visitation rights, the court- appointed child custody evaluator shall file a written confidential report on his or her child custody evaluation, which may include health information.
Support orders issued or modified shall include a provision requiring the child support obligor to keep the agency informed of whether the obligor has health insurance coverage and, if so, the health insurance policy information. The court shall require that health insurance coverage for a supported child shall be maintained by either or both parents if that insurance is available at no cost or at a reasonable cost to the parent.
Upon giving birth, the responsible person shall provide to the natural parents a voluntary declaration of paternity. The hospital staff shall witness the signing and shall forward the signed declaration to the Department of Child Support Services. A copy of the declaration shall be made available to parents. No health care provider shall be subject to any civil, criminal, or administrative liability for any negligent act relative to the accuracy of the information provided.
In making a determination of the best interest of the child the court shall consider the health, safety, and welfare of the child and any history of abuse by one parent or any other person seeking custody against any child. Under any allegations of abuse, the court may require written reports by law enforcement agencies, child protective services, courts, medical facilities, or other public agencies providing services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.