Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, when the patient, in the opinion of his or her psychotherapist, presents a serious danger of violence to a reasonably foreseeable victim or victims, then any of the information or records may be released to that person or persons and to law enforcement agencies as the psychotherapist determines is needed for the protection of that person or persons.
To assess overlapping or duplicate health coverage, every health insurer shall maintain a centralized file of the subscribers' names, mailing addresses, and social security numbers or dates of birth. This information is available to the California Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon reasonable request. The Board of Administration of the California Public Employees' Retirement System and affiliated systems can data match with the state department to identify consumers with third-party health coverage or insurance.
(a) Insurers shall make medical records available to the Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon request, so long as (1) the department/regional center certifies that the individual is an applicant/recipient of services for the developmentally disabled or the California Early Intervention Program; or is a person who is legally responsible for the applicant or recipient; and (2) the department/regional center is in certifiable compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to the confidentiality of medical information.
All information and records acquired in the course of providing intake, assessment, and services to persons with developmental disabilities shall be confidential. Information and records are to be disclosed only as provided in this section.
This chapter which governs the appeal procedure, shall not be interpreted to force a physician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, attorney, or other professional person to reveal information provided in confidence by the family of an applicant or recipient of developmentally disabled services.
Signed consent forms by a person with a developmental disability for the release of any information as required under 4514(a) and (d) and Health and Safety Code 11878 and 11879, must be obtained for each separate use and specify the information released, the person to whom information will be released, and the name of the person releasing the information.
If a family member or other designated person by the developmentally disabled resident requests and the resident authorizes, the facility shall inform the requester as to the resident's diagnosis, prognosis, medications prescribed, progress, and of any serious illness.
As a condition of parole, a prisoner shall be treated by the Department of Mental Health when the person in charge of treating the prisoner and a psychiatrist or psychologist have evaluated the prisoner and a Department of Corrections chief psychiatrist has certified to the Board of Prison Terms that the prisoner has a severe mental disorder that cannot be kept in remission without treatment, that the disorder was a factor in the commission of the crime, that the prisoner has received treatment for the disorder for 90 or more days, and that because of the disorder the prisoner is a substantial
If the proposed conservatee is an allegedly developmentally disabled adult, the petition must include the nature and degree of the alleged disability and whether the proposed limited conservatee is or is alleged to be developmentally disabled.