The Department of Health Services shall establish a list of reportable diseases and conditions, and specify requirements (e.g. the timeliness related to the reporting of each disease and condition, the mechanisms for reporting, and the content to be included) for the reports made. The diseases listed as reportable shall be properly reported as required to the department by the health officer.
Whenever a pilot is prescribed or stops using either a new dosage of a medication or a new medication, the pilot must submit that information within 10 days to the physician appointed by the Board of Pilot Commissioners who has the pilot's prescribed medication list (that was previously submitted to the same Board of Pilot Commissioners appointed physician for the pilot's physical examination determining fitness for duty). Whenever the physician receives the updated information, the physician must determine whether the medication change affects the pilot's fitness for duty.
Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
If a health care service plan requests medical information from providers in order to determine whether to approve, modify, or deny requests for authorization of services, the plan shall request only the information reasonably necessary to make the determination.
An employer may not require medical or psychological examinations of employees, unless they are job-related and necessary for business. Employers may conduct voluntary medical examinations, including voluntary medical histories, which are part of an employee health program available to employees at that worksite.
The State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) shall be administered by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to assess every eligible person who is incarcerated in state prison and every eligible person who is on parole if the person was not assessed prior to release from state prison). The Department of Mental Health shall administer the SARATSO to assess every eligible person who is committed to that department.
(d) Certain entities may obtain individually identifiable information in order to conduct research, or to seek recovery of Medi-Cal treatment costs incurred by the state that should have been incurred by employers and insurance carriers under worker's compensation. Under these circumstances, it is unlawful for any person who has received individually identifiable information for such purposes to provide that information to any person who is not similarly entitled to it.
Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, when the patient, in the opinion of his or her psychotherapist, presents a serious danger of violence to a reasonably foreseeable victim or victims, then any of the information or records may be released to that person or persons and to law enforcement agencies as the psychotherapist determines is needed for the protection of that person or persons.
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.
State and local health department employees and contractors must sign confidentiality agreements before accessing confidential HIV related public health records. Such agreements shall include information of penalties for breach of confidentiality and procedures for reporting breach.