Information and records made confidential in the provision of mental health and developmental services, services for the developmentally disabled, services to those admitted and judicially committed to mental hospitals and institutions, etc., may be disclosed to a county social worker, a probation officer, or any other person legally authorized to have custody/care of a minor, for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment, mental health services, or services for developmental disabilities, for the minor.
A person subject to Article 4 covering sexually violent predators has the right to retain experts or professionals to perform an examination on their behalf and to access all relevant medical and psychological records and reports. The attorney petitioning for commitment may request replacement evaluations. Such evaluations shall include review of medical and psychological records, treatment records, consultation with treating clinicians, and interviews of person being evaluated.
Minors determined by the court to be seriously emotionally disturbed, have a serious mental disorder, or have a developmental disability, and is a ward of the court shall be referred to a multidisciplinary team. The team shall review the nature of the case inclusive of the minor's tests, evaluations, records, medical history, and psychiatric history. After the review the team will provide dispositional recommendations and a written treatment plan to the court. The court shall review such and take them into account when making the order.
Every professional liability insurer, self-insured governmental agency, or licensee (or counsel) must file a complete report of any settlement or arbitration award over $30,000 emanating from a claim for death or personal injury caused by the licensee's alleged negligence, error, or omission in practice, or by his or her rendering of unauthorized professional services, if the license was granted by either the Medical Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, or the California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Every professional liability insurer, self-insured governmental agency, or licensee or his or her counsel that has received a copy of a patient's medical or hospital records must include with the liability settlement report (to be sent to the Board that licensed the licensee, i.e. the Medical Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, or the California Board of Podiatric Medicine) copies of the records and depositions.
The Director of the Department of Managed Health Care may suspend or revoke any license issued to a health care service plan or assess administrative penalties if the licensee has committed any of the acts or omissions constituting grounds for disciplinary action, including (1) violating the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act or (2) violating the legal requirements for post-stabilization care, which includes providing relevant information reasonably necessary for the health care service plan to authorize post-stabilization care or assume management of the patient's care by prompt trans
If a disability insurer requests medical information from health care service providers in order to determine whether to approve, modify, or deny requests for authorization, the insurer shall request only the information reasonably necessary to make the determination.
The mental health treatment or counseling of a minor authorized by this law shall include involvement of the minor's parent or guardian unless, in the opinion of the professional person who is treating or counseling the minor, the involvement would be inappropriate. The professional person shall state in the client record whether and when the person attempted to contact the minor's parent or guardian, and whether the attempt to contact was successful or unsuccessful, or the reason why it would be inappropriate to contact the minor's parent or guardian.
A health care provider may disclose medical information to a county social worker, a probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of a minor for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment provided to the minor.
The treatment plan of a minor for drug and alcohol abuse shall include the involvement of the minor's parent or guardian, if appropriate, as determined by the professional person or treatment facility treating the minor.