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.
Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
Requires health care administrators to report instances of disciplinary action against licensed medical professionals to the agency. These reports do not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
Commencing July 1, 2009, or within one year of the establishment of a state electronic laboratory reporting system, whichever is later, a report of a reportable disease or condition generated by a laboratory shall be submitted electronically in a manner specified by the Department of Public Health. This electronic reporting requirement shall not apply to reports of HIV infections. The department shall allow laboratories that receive incomplete patient information to report the name of the provider who submitted the request to the local health officer.
Boxing, wrestling, martial arts commission shall make available contestant's medical record to physician for certification of physical condition. Report of medical exams shall be filed with commission (physician's report shall include specific mention as to the condition of the contestant's heart, nerves and brain).
Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
A pharmacist may perform a skin puncture during routine patient assessment or any other authorized procedure. A pharmacist that performs such procedures must report the results of a test to the patient and the physician designated by the patient.
A pharmacist may refill a prescription for a dangerous drug without the prescriber's authorization if the prescriber is unavailable, if in his professional judgment the pharmacist believes that a failure to refill the prescription would interrupt the patient's care and have an adverse impact on the patient's well-being. The pharmacist shall inform the patient and the prescriber that the prescription was refilled pursuant to this section.