Commencing July 1, 2009, or within one year of the establishment of a state electronic laboratory reporting system, whichever is later, a report of a reportable disease or condition generated by a laboratory shall be submitted electronically in a manner specified by the Department of Public Health. This electronic reporting requirement shall not apply to reports of HIV infections. The department shall allow laboratories that receive incomplete patient information to report the name of the provider who submitted the request to the local health officer.
Sales of disability insurance, Medicare supplement insurance and long-term care insurance sold to persons aged 65 years or older, shall be registered by the insurer with the commissioner. The commissioner shall provide facilities for the computerized recordkeeping of all registered policies and certificates. The commissioner shall adopt regulations to implement and administer registration pursuant to this section. Regulations shall include criteria for releasing the registered information to parties outside the department.
A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician or other healing arts licentiate, if authorized by administrative regulation and employed by a health care facility, may orally or electronically send a prescription to the furnisher.
A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician, working for a licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, or other health care facility, may orally or electronically transmit to the furnisher a prescription lawfully ordered by a person authorized to prescribe drugs or devices pursuant to Sections 4040 and 4070. The furnisher shall take appropriate steps to determine that the person who transmits the prescription is authorized to do so and shall record the name of the person who transmits the order.
Upon obtaining the approval from the State Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Justice, a pharmacy or hospital may receive electronic data transmission prescriptions or computer entry prescriptions or orders for Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances if authorized by federal law and consistent with DEA regulations. The Board must maintain a list of all requests and approvals made pursuant to this provision.
Any party authorized to make medical decisions for a patient or client may permit sharing of the patient's or client's record with any of the immunization information systems authorized by this section.