The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development shall publish risk-adjusted outcome reports for surgical procedures by individual hospital and individual surgeon unless the office determines that it is not appropriate to report by individual surgeon. The office may decide to report nonsurgical procedures and conditions by individual physician when it is appropriate.
An insurance institution, agent, or insurance-support organization may disclose personal or privileged information about an individual for the purpose of conducting actuarial or research studies, provided: (1) no individual may be identified in any actuarial or research report; (2) materials allowing the individual to be identified are returned or destroyed as soon as they are no longer needed; (3) the actuarial or research organization agrees not to disclose the information unless the disclosure would otherwise be permitted by this section if made by an insurance institution, agent or insuran
Exceptions to access to individually identifiable information: (1) the administrative director or a statistical agent may use information for a workers' compensation information system, (2) the Department of Health Services may use information for an occupational health and occupational disease prevention program, (3) the Division of Workers' Compensation, the Division Occupational Safety and Health, and the Division of Labor Statistics and Research may access information to the extent necessary to perform their duties, (4) persons and entities with legitimate statistical research purposes may
Unless otherwise provided, information acquired in administering this code is confidential and for the exclusive use and information for the director to carry out his duties. Information permitted to be disclosed is not admissible as evidence in any proceeding except as provided in this code. Information may be used for statistical purposes so long as the names of the employers and workers are not revealed.
The Department of Health Services may make rules and regulations governing the custody, use, and preservation of all records, papers, files, and communications pertaining to the administration of the laws relating to the Medi-Cal program, prepaid health plans, and adult day health care programs.
The State Department shall publish annual reports about the operation of this division. Each local mental health director and each facility providing services pursuant to this division shall provide the Department any information, records and report which the department requests and finds necessary for such report. The department shall not have access to any patient name identifiers.
The department shall maintain a record of all persons given access to confidential birth defects monitoring program information including: the name of the person authorizing access, the person given access, dates of access, and the specific purpose for which information will be used.
Before birth defects monitoring program information is disclosed to any other person, agency or organization, the requesting party must demonstrate to the department that the entity has established procedures and has the ability to maintain confidentiality.