(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.
An agency may disclose personal information to the duly appointed guardian or conservator of the individual or a person representing the individual if it can be proven with reasonable certainty through the possession of agency forms, documents or correspondence that this person is the authorized representative of the individual to whom the information pertains.
If a health care provider determines that the disclosure of medical information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of a mental health condition of a minor is reasonably necessary for the purpose of coordinating the treatment and care of the minor, that information may be disclosed to a county social worker, probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of the minor.
In the event that official education records cannot be released to the parents for the purpose of transfer, the custodian of the records in the sending state shall prepare and furnish to the parent a complete set of unofficial educational records containing uniform information as determined by the Interstate Commission to the extent feasible.
State hospitals for the developmentally disabled and mentally disordered shall notify parents that their child can be considered for off-site educational programs. Records concerning state hospital patients shall be confidential.
If court becomes aware of facts indicating that a child is at risk of abduction, the court shall determine whether measures are needed to prevent the abduction of the child by considering whether a party has engaged in planning activities that would facilitate the removal of a child from the state, including applying to obtain a birth certificate, medical records.
The mental health treatment or counseling of a minor authorized by this law shall include involvement of the minor's parent or guardian unless, in the opinion of the professional person who is treating or counseling the minor, the involvement would be inappropriate. The professional person shall state in the client record whether and when the person attempted to contact the minor's parent or guardian, and whether the attempt to contact was successful or unsuccessful, or the reason why it would be inappropriate to contact the minor's parent or guardian.
A minor may consent to medical care related to the prevention or treatment of pregnancy. However, a minor cannot be sterilized without the consent of the minor's parent or guardian, or except under certain circumstances, receive an abortion without the consent of a parent or guardian.
An agency may not place a child for adoption unless a written report on the child's medical background (including current medical reports on the child) has been submitted to the prospective adoptive parents and they have acknowledged in writing the receipt of the report.
[Outside of a private adoption agency] a child may not be placed for independent adoption unless the Department or delegated county adoption agency prepares a written report on the child's medical background, including current medical reports on the child, and it has been submitted to the prospective adoptive parents and they have acknowledged in writing the receipt of the report.