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.
Health care providers and laboratories shall report HIV infection cases and patient names to local health officers in order to keep California competitive for federal HIV and AIDS funding. Local health officers shall report unduplicated HIV cases by name to the State Department of Health Services.
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.
Requires health care administrators to report instances of disciplinary action against licensed medical professionals to the agency. These reports do not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
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.
(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.
Persons who have been deemed mentally incompetent by a court of any state may not own or possess firearms. Each state maintains a mental health firearms prohibition information system. All such information (including records of not guilty by reason of insanity judgments, commitment to a facility because the person was a danger to themself or others, or other mental health records) shall be kept confidential and used only to determine eligibility to purchase or possess firearms or other deadly weapons.
Every person confined under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee.
Boxing, wrestling, martial arts commission shall make available contestant's medical record to physician for certification of physical condition. Report of medical exams shall be filed with commission (physician's report shall include specific mention as to the condition of the contestant's heart, nerves and brain).
Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.