The Department of Developmental Services must insure the regional center collects the social security number, the birthday, and the disability status of the client's parents for each new case and at each review of client out-of-home placement.
All information and records obtained in the course of providing mental health services, developmental services, services for the developmentally disabled, community mental health services, and services in state, federal, and county mental hospitals and institutions and psychiatric hospitals, to either voluntary or involuntary recipients of services shall be confidential.
Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, information and records shall be disclosed to persons who are trained and qualified to serve on multidisciplinary personnel teams for the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect cases. The information and records sought to be disclosed shall be relevant to the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of an abused child and his or her parents.
A juvenile case file (meaning a petition filed in juvenile court proceeding and its associated reports and documents) shall be available to a limited set of actors; in certain cases, the information may be disseminated to law enforcement, schools and other courts.
Notwithstanding the CMIA, in order for the ombudsman office to carry out its duties, the office shall have access to the medical or personal records of a patient or resident that are retained by the long-term care facility and where the patient/resident is unable to express written/oral consent and there is no guardian/conservator to obtain permission from, then inspection of medical/personal records may occur if there is sufficient cause for the inspection. Licensee and facility personnel that disclose such records shall not be liable for disclosure.
A health care provider may disclose medical information to a county social worker, a probation officer, or any other person who is legally authorized to have custody or care of a minor for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment provided to the minor.
Medical information disclosed to a county social worker, probation officer, or anyone who is legally authorized to have custody or care of a minor shall not be further disclosed by the recipient unless the disclosure is for the purpose of coordinating health care services and medical treatment of the minor and the disclosure is authorized by law. Medical information thus disclosed may not be admitted into evidence in any criminal or delinquency proceeding against the minor. But identical evidence obtained through other lawful means (i.e.
When a pupil transfers school districts, to a private school, or from a private school, the school district or private school shall transfer the pupil's permanent record or a copy of the record upon request from the new school district or private school. The parent of the pupil must be notified of the transfer and her right to receive a copy of the record and to challenge the contents of the record.
A school district is not authorized to permit access to pupil records to any person without written parental consent or under judicial order. However, exceptions exist for those requesting access for legitimate educational interests: school officials and employees of the district, members of a school attendance review board, and certain volunteer aides; officials and employees of other public schools or school systems; authorized representatives of the U.S.