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Summary:

Persons involved in the provision of services relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of licentiates impaired by alcohol or dangerous drugs, shall retain all records and documents for audit by the department. Records/documents are confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena.

Summary:

All committee and diversion evaluation committee records and records of proceedings pertaining to the treatment of a licensee in a program shall be kept confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena. Exception: in the case of disciplinary or criminal proceedings of a licensee who withdraws or is terminated from the program and presents a threat to the public's health and safety, the committee may use diversion treatment records as authorized.

Summary:

Investigative consumer reporting agency shall not furnish report to employer, court, insurance, or landlord if it includes medical information unless consumer consents.

Summary:

A provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor shall disclose medical information if the disclosure is compelled by any of the following: Court order; Order from a board, commission, or agency; Subpoena from a party before a court or agency; Arbitrator or panel; Search Warrant; Patient or Patient's representative; or, Coroner conducting an investigation

Summary:

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.

Summary:

Nothing in this part shall be deemed to affect existing laws relating to a patient's right of access to his or her own medical information, or relating to disclosures or privileges established under the Evidence Code.

Keywords:
judicial
Summary:

In addition to any other remedies available at law, a patient whose medical information has been used or disclosed in violation of (specified provisions) and who has sustained economic loss or personal injury therefrom may recover damages, attorney's fees and the costs of litigation.

Keywords:
judicial, lawyer
Summary:

Any violation of the provisions of this part that results in economic loss or personal injury to a patient is punishable as a misdemeanor;

Keywords:
judicial, lawyer
Summary:

Authorizes civil action against any person or entity who has negligently released confidential information or records of the plaintiff

Keywords:
judicial, lawyer
Summary:

Sets forth the scope of liability against any person or entity that negligently discloses medical information of the plaintiff.

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