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No provider of health care, health care service plan, or contractor shall disclose medical information regarding a patient of the provider of health care or an enrollee or subscriber of a health care service plan without first obtaining an authorization, except as provided in subdivision (b) or (c).

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Authorizes the disclosure of medical information to specified persons involved with patient's care or health care payments; Such disclosure generally requires the person's agreement, or if agreement is not practical, limited disclosure may occur as specified.

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The requirement for signed written requests for medical information relating to the patient's outpatient psychotherapy treatment do not apply when: (1) the disclosure or use of medical information by a law enforcement agency or a regulatory agency is required for an investigation of unlawful activity or for licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes; (2) the disclosure of medical information is to health care providers, health care service plans, contractors, or other health care professionals or facilities for the purposes of diagnosis or treatment of the patient; or (3) A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information by a psychotherapist if the psychotherapist, in good faith, believes the disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a reasonably foreseeable victim or victims, and the disclosure is made to a person or persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, including the target of the thre

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In a medical negligence action, a demand for settlement or offer to compromise made on a patient's behalf shall be accompanied by an authorization to disclose medical information to persons or organizations insuring, responsible for, or defending professional liability that the certificate holder may incur. The authorization shall . . . authorize disclosure of that information that is necessary to investigate issues of liability and extent of potential damages in evaluating the merits of the demand for settlement or offer to compromise.

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Any person or entity that wishes to obtain medical information pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 56.10. . . shall obtain a valid authorization for the release of this information. The authorization must be signed by the patient (or in some cases, his legal representative, spouse, or beneficiary) and states: (1) the use of the type of information to be disclosed; (2) the names of the health care provider or other parties that may disclose the information or who are authorized to receive the information; (3) the limitations on use of the information; (4) the date after which the information can no longer be disclosed.

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A recipient of medical information pursuant to a [valid] authorization may not further disclose that medical information except in accordance with a new authorization that meets the requirements of Section 56.11.

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redisclosure
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Nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent a person who could sign the authorization pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 56.11 from canceling or modifying an authorization.

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Nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent a person who could sign the authorization pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 56.11 from canceling or modifying an authorization.

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A recipient of medical information pursuant to a [valid] authorization may not further disclose that medical information except in accordance with a new authorization that meets the requirements of Section 56.21.

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Nothing in subdivision (f) of Section 56.30 [disclosure exemption for industrial accidents] shall permit the disclosure or use of medical information regarding whether a patient is infected with or exposed to HIV without the prior authorization from the patient, unless the patient is an injured worker claiming to be infected with or exposed to HIV through a work-related exposure incident.

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