HIV or AIDS related public health records containing personally identifying information, developed or acquired by public health agencies shall be confidential and not disclosed except as otherwise provided by law for public health purposes or with written authorization from the person who is the subject of the record or their guardian or conservator.
(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.
A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information in the following circumstances: 1) to other healthcare providers to facilitate diagnosis and treatment 2) to find financially liable party and obtain payment 3) to administrative subcontractors 4) quality control organizations (peer review boards, etc.) 5) accrediting agencies 6) coroners 7) \bona fide research purposes\" 8) employer
(e) Terms of imprisonment are subject to recall and reconsideration if any physician employed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation determines, and subsequently notifies the chief medical officer, that a prisoner has six months or less to live or is permanently medically incapacitated. If the chief medical officer concurs with the prognosis, he or she shall notify the warden of the re-sentencing proceedings.
Acute care hospital shall make reasonable efforts to contact the patient's agent, family member or person who has the authority to make health care decisions on behalf of the patient by examining any medical records regarding the patient in its possession and contacting the Secretary of State to inquire whether the patient has registered an advance health care directive with the Advance Health Care Directive Registry.
The foster child's caretaker is responsible for obtaining and maintaining accurate information from the child's physician for the health summary. The child protective agency must inquire whether there is new information that should be added to the summary on each visit.
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.
Authorizes the disclosure of medical information to specified persons involved with patient's care or health care payments; Such disclosure generally requires the person's agreement, or if agreement is not practical, limited disclosure may occur as specified.