When in possession of the local agency, applications, claims and individual records of persons entitled to local government group insurance benefits shall confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone except to the extent expressly authorized in such application, claims, policies or plans or by court order
A legislative body of a local agency which provides medical services may hold a closed session to hear a charge or complaint from a member enrolled in its health plan if the member does not wish to have his or her name, medical status, or other information that is protected by federal law publicly disclosed.
Any person may initiate proceedings to enforce his or her right to inspect or receive a copy of any record. If the court finds that records are being improperly withheld, the court shall order the office or person charged to disclose the records or show why the records should not be disclosed. The court shall examine the withheld records in camera in order to decide the case and make an order.
The Department of Health services may designate parts of the state as Parkinson's disease incidence reporting areas and establish regional disease registries. The registries must provide designated disease incidence data to the Department.
The director must designate Parkinson's disease as a disease that must be reported in reporting areas. All cases of Parkinson's disease in the reporting area must be reported to the department's designated representative.
Data collected by the Newborn Hearing Screening tracking system obtained directly from the medical records of the newborn or infant shall be for the confidential use of the department and for other entities that the department determines are necessary to carry out the intent of the reporting and tracking system.
Hospitals participating in the Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Pilot Program must provide quarterly reports to the State Department of Public Health and the oversight committee. The quarterly reports will include patient information relating to the number of elective PCI procedures performed, the interventionalists performing elective PCI procedures, and the outcomes of those procedures.