Subject to certain conditions and requirements, the Department of Justice shall make available to an out-of-state agency, for purposes of approving a prospective foster or adoptive parent, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index regarding a known or suspected child abuser who is a prospective foster or adoptive parent, or an adult living in the home of the prospective foster or adoptive parent.
Mental health facilities that admit persons on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others must report specified information to the Department of Justice regarding those persons. Any report submitted shall be confidential, except for purposes of certain court proceedings and for determining the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm. Beginning July 1, 2012, facilities shall only submit these reports electronically.
A person placed under conservatorship by a court as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism cannot purchase, receive or possess any firearm or deadly weapon. The court shall immediately notify the Department of Justice of the court order placing the person under conservatorship and prohibiting firearm or deadly weapon possession.
Mental health facilities shall not report to the Department of Justice persons certified for intensive treatment for a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(g)] if the same persons have already been admitted and reported to the DOJ on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(f)].
Any agency that owns or licenses computerized data shall disclose any security breach to any California resident whose unencrypted personal information (including medical information) was acquired by an unauthorized person. Any agency that maintains computerized data that includes personal information that the agency does not own shall notify the owner or licensee of the information of any security breach immediately following discovery that the personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person.
An agency that collects personal information, including electronically, must maintain the source(s) in accessible form that can be provided to the data subject; unless 1) the source is the data subject, or 2) he or she has received a copy of the source document, or 3) the data subject that has requested that the electronic information be discarded.
Each agency shall inform any person or agency to whom a record containing personal information has been disclosed during the preceding three years of any correction or notation of dispute made pursuant to the individual's request to amend the record, if (1) an accounting of the disclosure is required by Section 1798.25 [to law enforcement or a regulatory agency] or 1798.26 [to the Department of Motor Vehicles], and the accounting has not yet been destroyed, or (2) the information provides the name of the person or agency to whom the disclosure was made, or (3) the person who is the subject of
Whenever a court orders a hearing terminating parental rights or establishing guardianship of children adjudged dependent children of court, the court shall direct the agency supervising the child and the licensed county adoption agency or the State Department of Social Services to prepare an assessment that includes an evaluation of the child's medical, developmental, scholastic, mental, and emotional status.
A continuing care contract must contain the following provisions: (1) The continuing care retirement community must first involve the resident and the resident's responsible person, and if requested, the resident’s family members or physician or other appropriate health professional, in the assessment process for the decision to transfer the resident. If assessment tools are used, the provider shall make copies of the completed assessment available upon the request of the resident or the resident's responsible person.