This provision enumerates prohibited terms in a contract between insurers and health care providers. One such prohibited term is (b)(4) a requirement to permit access to patient information in violation of federal or state laws concerning the confidentiality of patient 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.
A legislative body of a local agency which provides medical services may hold a closed session to hear a charge or complaint from a member enrolled in its health plan if the member does not wish to have his or her name, medical status, or other information that is protected by federal law publicly disclosed.
The parent or person having custody of the child may contact the insurer, by telephone or in writing, and request information about the health insurance coverage for the child. The insurer shall provide the requested information that is specific to the health insurance coverage for the child.
If the local child support agency has been designated as payee for child support, the court shall order the parent to notify the agency upon applying for health insurance coverage for the child. The agency shall obtain a completed medical form and shall forward the completed form to the Department of Health Services. In cases where the agency is providing medical support enforcement services, the agency shall provide the parent with information pertaining to the health insurance policy.
Every health care service plan shall file with [the Dept of Managed Health Care] a copy of their policies and procedures to protect the security of patient medical information to ensure compliance with the Confidentiality of Information Act.