To assess overlapping or duplicate health coverage, every health insurer shall maintain a centralized file of the subscribers' names, mailing addresses, and social security numbers or dates of birth. This information is available to the California Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon reasonable request. The Board of Administration of the California Public Employees' Retirement System and affiliated systems can data match with the state department to identify consumers with third-party health coverage or insurance.
(b) A pharmacy receiving an electronic transmission prescription shall not be required to reduce that prescription to writing or to hard copy form if, for three years from the last date of furnishing pursuant to that prescription or order, the pharmacy is able, upon request by the board, to immediately produce a hard copy report that includes for each date of dispensing of a dangerous drug or dangerous device pursuant to that prescription or order: (1) all of the information described in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4040, and (2) the name
If only recorded and stored electronically, on magnetic media, or in any other computerized form, the pharmacy's computer system shall not permit the received information or the dangerous drug or dangerous device dispensing information required by this section to be changed, obliterated, destroyed, or disposed of, for the records maintenance period required by law once the information has been received by the pharmacy and once the dangerous drug or dangerous device has been dispensed.
Owners and laboratory directors of all clinical laboratories shall preserve medical records and laboratory records, as defined in this section, for three years from the date of testing, examination, or purchase. Failure to retain records accordingly is cause of legal action. Information in these medical records shall be confidential, with certain exceptions.
The Medical Board may propose a registration program to permit the practice of medicine across state lines. The program may include standards for confidentiality, format, and retention of medical records, as well as access to medical records by the board.
A hospital having five or more physicians must adopt certain rules, including (1) periodic review of clinical experience based on medical records of patients; and (2) maintenance of adequate and accurate medical records.
Occupational therapists are required to document evaluation, goals, treatment plan and summary of treatment in the patient record. These records shall be maintained for a minimum of seven years following patient's discharge, except records of a minor shall be maintained at least until one year after the minor.