An employer may not require medical or psychological examinations of employees, unless they are job-related and necessary for business. Employers may conduct voluntary medical examinations, including voluntary medical histories, which are part of an employee health program available to employees at that worksite.
If a person dies while in the custody of a law enforcement agency, the agency shall report the facts concerning the death to the Attorney General. These writings are public records within the meaning the Public Records Act, but the disclosure of confidential medical information that may have been submitted is subject to the CMIA
In administrative adjudications governed by the Administrative Procedures Act, an interpreter may be provided during a medical examination or hearing; the interpreter is bound by the same confidentiality rules governing the agency.
All complaints or relevant information concerning licensees that are within the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, or the Board of Psychology shall be made available to the Health Quality Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice.
When a person dies in custody of law enforcement or in prison, the agency must submit a report with certain information to the state attorney general. The report does not waive confidentiality of medical information.
The Victim Compensation board may request an independent medical examination and report after thirty days notice, if there is a reasonable basis for requesting an additional evaluation of the victims of crime.
The State Bar shall create confidential procedures to evaluate and determine the qualifications of judicial candidates, including the candidate’s health; and establish confidential methods for disclosing to the candidate adverse allegations about his or her health, physical or mental condition. All communications involved, including any communication made with a candidate or information source regarding the candidate’s qualifications, are absolutely privileged from disclosure and confidential.
The board of the State Compensation Insurance Fund may hold closed sessions when considering matters related to Workers’ Compensation and Insurance claims, to the extent that confidential medical information or other individually identifiable information would be disclosed.