Among other procedures/requirements, a school health center receiving grant funds shall have a written contract/memorandum of understanding between the school district and the health care provider or any other community providers that ensures coordination of services, ensures confidentiality and privacy of health information consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
In order to contract with the department the independent medical review organization must demonstrate that it has a quality assurance mechanism in place that ensures the confidentiality of medical records and the review materials that is consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.
The State Department of Health Care Services and Social Services may utilize an entity (contractor, county consortia, nonprofit providers, partnerships) to develop and complete a comprehensive plan pertaining to statewide eligibility and enrollment determination process for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, the Medi-Cal program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
In order to provide incidental medical services through a home health agency, an adult community care facility must show an agreed-upon protocol between the agency and the facility. The protocol shall address the sharing of client information related to the home health care plan, client's medical condition and the care and treatment provided to the client by the home health agency, including, but not limited to, medical information defined by the CMIA.
Upon request and fee payment, the State Registrar shall issue any applicant a decorative heirloom certificate of any birth registered. The second section of the original birth certificate containing medical and social data or labeled "Confidential Information for Public Health Use Only" shall not be reproduced on the heirloom certificate.
If a patient applies for employment and such employer requires the patient's hospital records, the records shall be forwarded (at the patient's request) to a qualified physician or psychiatrist representing the employer. Physician or administrative officer responsible for the patient may refuse to disclose records if they find that such disclosure is contrary to the patient's best interests. Physician must notify the patient within five days of such refusal to disclose.
The Medical Board of California shall contract with an independent entity to conduct a comprehensive study of the peer review process. (e) The case files and other information obtained by the independent entity shall be confidential.