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By written request, individuals may gain access to their personal information held by an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization. The entities must also provide a list of entities/persons to whom this personal information was disclosed within the last two years. Medical information in the possession of insurance entities may be provided either directly to the individual or to a medical professional designated by the individual. Mental health record information shall be supplied directly to the individual, pursuant to this section, only with the approval of the qualified professional person with treatment responsibility for the condition to which the information relates.

Summary:

By written request, individuals may gain access to their personal information held by an insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization. The entities must also provide a list of entities/persons to whom this personal information was disclosed within the last two years. Medical information in the possession of insurance entities may be provided either directly to the individual or to a medical professional designated by the individual. Mental health record information shall be supplied directly to the individual, pursuant to this section, only with the approval of the qualified professional person with treatment responsibility for the condition to which the information relates.

Summary:

Unless a refusal to permit record sharing is made under (e), health care providers and other agencies may disclose information specified in (c)(1) to (9) from the patient's medical record or the client's record to local health departments operating immunization information systems and to the State Department of Health Services. Local health departments and the State Department may disclose (c)(1) to (9) information to each other and to requesting health care providers taking care of a particular patient. Information under (c)(1) to (6), (8), and (9) may be disclosed to the agencies and entities listed.

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(c) Except as provided in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, any disclosure authorized by subdivision (a) or (b) shall include only the information necessary for the purpose of that disclosure and shall be made only upon agreement that the information will be kept confidential and will not be further disclosed without written authorization, as described in subdivision (a). (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following disclosures shall be authorized for the purpose of enhancing completeness of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted disease coinfection reporting to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): (A) The local public health agency HIV surveillance staff may further disclose the information to the health care provider who provides HIV care to the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record for the purpose of assisting in compliance with subdivision (a) of Section 121022. (B) Local public health agency tuberculosis control staff may further disclose the information to state public health agency tuberculosis control staff, who may further disclose the information, without disclosing patient identifying information, to the CDC, to the extent the information is requested by the CDC and permitted by subdivision (b), for purposes of the investigation, control, or surveillance of HIV and tuberculosis coinfections. (C) Local public health agency sexually transmitted disease control staff may further disclose the information to state public health agency sexually transmitted disease control staff, who may further disclose the information, without disclosing patient identifying information, to the CDC, to the extent it is requested by the CDC, and permitted by subdivision (b), for the purposes of the investigation, control, or surveillance of HIV and syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia coinfection. (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following disclosures shall be authorized for the purpose of facilitating appropriate HIV/AIDS medical care and treatment: (A) State public health agency HIV surveillance staff, AIDS Drug Assistance Program staff, and care services staff may further disclose the information to local public health agency staff, who may further disclose the information to the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record, or the health care provider who provides his or her HIV care, for the purpose of proactively offering and coordinating care and treatment services to him or her. (B) AIDS Drug Assistance Program staff and care services staff in the State Department of Public Health may further disclose the information directly to the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record or the health care provider who provides his or her HIV care, for the purpose of proactively offering and coordinating care and treatment services to him or her. (C) Local public health agency staff may further disclose acquired or developed information to the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record or the health care provider who provides his or her HIV care for the purpose of proactively offering and coordinating care and treatment services to him or her. (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purpose of facilitating appropriate medical care and treatment of persons coinfected with HIV, tuberculosis, and syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia, local public health agency sexually transmitted disease control and tuberculosis control staff may further disclose the information to state or local public health agency sexually transmitted disease control and tuberculosis control staff, the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record, or the health care provider who provides his or her HIV, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted disease care. (4) For the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3), “staff” shall not include nongovernmental entities, but shall include state and local contracted employees who work within state and local public health departments. Exceptions: disclosures authorized (1) for the purpose of enhancing completeness of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted disease coinfection reporting to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); (2) to facilitate appropriate HIV/AIDS medical care and treatment; (3) to facilitate appropriate medical care and treatment of persons coinfected with HIV, tuberculosis, and any STD(s), the local public health agency STD and tuberculosis control staff may further disclose the information to (i) the state or local public health agency staff, (ii) the HIV-positive person who is the subject of the record, or (iii) the health care provider who provides his or her HIV, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted disease care.

Summary:

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.

Keywords:
infant, research, agency
Summary:

Every long term care insurer shall maintain a record of all policy or certificate rescissions, and shall annually furnish this information to the commissioner, which shall include the reason for rescission, the length of time the policy or certificate was in force, and the age and gender of the insured person. The commissioner may make public the aggregate data collected.

Summary:

A group health insurance policy that provides coverage of a dependent child of an employee or other member of the covered group will not terminate upon attainment of the limiting age for dependent children if the child is (1) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of a physical or mental injury, illness, or condition; and (2) chiefly dependent upon the employee or member for support and maintenance. The employee or member must submit proof of the physical or mental condition before the child attains the limiting age. The insurer may subsequently request information about a dependent child whose coverage is continued beyond the limiting age, but not more frequently than annually after the two-year period following the child's attainment of the limiting age. If the employee or member changes carriers to another insurer or to a health care service plan, the new insurer or plan shall continue to provide coverage for the dependent child. The new plan or insurer may request information about the dependen

Summary:

An individual health insurance policy that provides coverage of a dependent child will not terminate upon attainment of the limiting age for dependent children if the child is (1) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of a physical or mental injury, illness, or condition; and (2) chiefly dependent upon the employee or member for support and maintenance. The subscriber/policyholder must submit proof of the physical or mental condition before the child attains the limiting age. The insurer may subsequently request information about a dependent child whose coverage is continued beyond the limiting age, but not more frequently than annually after the two-year period following the child's attainment of the limiting age. If the subscriber/policyholder changes carriers to another insurer or to a health care service plan, the new insurer or plan shall continue to provide coverage for the dependent child. The new plan or insurer may request information about the dependent child initially and not more frequ

Summary:

In a civil action for insurance fraud, a copy of the complaint and written disclosure of all material evidence and information shall be served on the district attorney and commissioner. The complaint will be filed in camera and placed under seal for at least 60 days, and will not be served upon the defendant until the court so orders.

Summary:

Information for insurance claim analysis shall not be released to public inspection until civil/criminal proceeding or bureau's annual report.

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