(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.
A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information in the following circumstances: 1) to other healthcare providers to facilitate diagnosis and treatment 2) to find financially liable party and obtain payment 3) to administrative subcontractors 4) quality control organizations (peer review boards, etc.) 5) accrediting agencies 6) coroners 7) \bona fide research purposes\" 8) employer
Disclosure of HIV/AIDS records by a state or local public health agency for public health or research purposes shall be limited to the information necessary for the purpose of that disclosure, and shall be made only upon agreement that the information will be kept confidential and will not be further disclosed without written authorization of the subject or his/her guardian/conservator.
The Legislature intends to make statewide longitudinal education data available and accessible to researchers so they may evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials, strategies, and approaches for educating different types of pupils in a manner that complies with federal and state privacy laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 2001 (FERPA). It is the intent of the Legislature to make pupil data available to qualified researchers from nonprofit organizations while appropriately protecting the privacy of individual pupils.
Commencing on July 1, 2010, and to the extent permissible under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state law, the Department of Education may act on behalf of local educational agencies under FERPA, including providing access to and protecting the security of pupil data, and may release pupil data to qualified researchers from nonprofit entities. [This law is effective until July 1, 2013, and as of January 1, 2014, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute deletes or extends that date.]
A local educational agency may access data via CALPADS concerning pupils enrolled within the local educational agency or concerning pupils who intend or are directed to enroll, subject to the rights of parents, within one local educational agency. [This law is effective until July 1, 2013, and as of January 1, 2014, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute deletes or extends that date.]
In order to promote a culture of collaboration and data analysis and to increase the identification and sharing of effective practices, local educational agencies may share data with each other via CALPADS to the extent permissible under federal and state law. [This law is effective until July 1, 2013, and as of January 1, 2014, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute deletes or extends that date.]
The provision defines the "patient" in the psychotherapist-patient privilege as not only a person seeking treatment, but also as someone permitting examination of his mental or emotional condition for the purpose of scientific research on mental or emotional problems, thereby potentially invoking the privilege to protect research communications. Evidence Code 1012, defining "confidential communications" partly undercuts this, however, as patient must consider, subjectively, that no one else will be apprised of the psychotherapist-patient communication.
The Department of Health Services must conduct special investigations of the sources of morbidity and mortality and its effects on public health. The department may also be required to obtain information from other government agencies as to the effect of the conditions on public health.