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For purposes of Sections 1280.17, 1280.18, 1280.19, and 1280.20, the following definitions apply: (a) "Department" means the State Department of Public Health. (b) "Director" means the State Public Health Officer. (c) "Medical information" means the term as defined in Section 56.05 of the Civil Code. (d) "Provider of health care" means the term as defined in Sections 56.05 and 56.06 of the Civil Code. (e) "Unauthorized access" means the inappropriate review or viewing of patient medical information without a direct need for diagnosis, treatment, or other lawful use as permitted by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1 of the Civil Code) or by other statutes or regulations governing the lawful access, use, or disclosure of medical information.

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CalCalOHii director may send a recommendation for further investigation or discipline for a violation of this division to the licensee's relevant licensing authority.

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The California Health and Human Services Agency, through the Office of Health Information Integrity, may establish demonstration projects designed to facilitate health information exchange that promotes quality of care, respects the privacy and security of personal health information, and enhances the trust of the stakeholders. Any health care entity or governmental authority that receives or uses a California resident's medical information may submit an application with the office to be approved as demonstration project participants. The Office of Health Information Integrity will assist those applicants with defining their projects and soliciting federal funds, available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for product testing and demonstration.

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Upon referral, CalCalOHii may assess an administrative fine against any person or provider of health care (except clinics, health facilities, hospices or agencies as defined) as provided in Civil Code section 56.36(b) and (c),

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Every provider of health care shall establish and implement appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of patient's medical information. Every provider of health care shall reasonably safeguard confidential medical information from any unauthorized access or unlawful access, use, or disclosure.

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The California Health and Human Services Agency, one of its departments, or a state-designated entity shall execute tasks related to funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for health information technology and exchange; and facilitate and expand the use and disclosure of health information electronically among organizations according to nationally recognized standards and implementation specifications while protecting, to the greatest extent possible, individual privacy and the confidentiality of electronic medical records.

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