The Department of Health Services shall establish a list of reportable diseases and conditions, and specify requirements (e.g. the timeliness related to the reporting of each disease and condition, the mechanisms for reporting, and the content to be included) for the reports made. The diseases listed as reportable shall be properly reported as required to the department by the health officer.
Health care providers and laboratories shall report HIV infection cases and patient names to local health officers in order to keep California competitive for federal HIV and AIDS funding. Local health officers shall report unduplicated HIV cases by name to the State Department of Health Services.
(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.
Disclosure of HIV/AIDS records by a state or local public health agency for public health or research purposes shall be limited to the information necessary for the purpose of that disclosure, and shall be made only upon agreement that the information will be kept confidential and will not be further disclosed without written authorization of the subject or his/her guardian/conservator.
Any information of a personal nature disclosed by a student 12 years of age or older in the process of receiving counseling from a school counselor is confidential, except to avert a clear and present danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the student or another person
Access to community college student records permitted for emergency if necessary to protect the health or safety of a student or other persons, or subject to any regulations issued by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Definition of "confidential public health records": any paper or electronic record maintained by the department or a local health department or agency, or its agent, that includes data or information in a manner that identifies personal information, including, but not limited to, name, social security number, address, employer, or other information that may directly or indirectly lead to the identification of the individual who is the subject of the record.
The Department of Health Services must conduct special investigations of the sources of morbidity and mortality and its effects on public health. The department may also be required to obtain information from other government agencies as to the effect of the conditions on public health.
Any physician or surgeon who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a patient is suffering from pesticide poisoning must report that fact to the local health officer by telephone within 24 hours and by a copy of the report pursuant to Labor 6409.
Hospitals participating in the Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Pilot Program must provide quarterly reports to the State Department of Public Health and the oversight committee. The quarterly reports will include patient information relating to the number of elective PCI procedures performed, the interventionalists performing elective PCI procedures, and the outcomes of those procedures.