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(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a health care professional at whose request a test is performed shall provide or arrange for the provision of the results of a clinical laboratory test to the patient who is the subject of the test if so requested by the patient, in oral or written form. The results shall be disclosed in plain language and in oral or written form, except the results may be disclosed in electronic form if requested by the patient and if deemed most appropriate by the health care professional who requested the test. The telephone shall not be considered an electronic form of disclosing laboratory results subject to the limits on electronic disclosure of test results for the purpose of this section.

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(b) (1) Consent of the patient to receive his or her laboratory results by Internet posting or other electronic means shall be obtained in a manner consistent with the requirements of Section 56.10 or 56.11 of the Civil Code. In the event that a health care professional arranges for the provision of test results by Internet posting or other electronic manner, the results shall be disclosed to a patient in a reasonable time period, but only after the results have been reviewed by the health care professional. Access to clinical laboratory test results shall be restricted by the use of a secure personal identification number when the results are disclosed to a patient by Internet posting or other electronic manner. (2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall prohibit direct communication by Internet posting or the use of other electronic means to disclose clinical laboratory test results by a treating health care professional who ordered the test for his or her patient or by a health care professional acting on behalf of, or with the authorization of, the treating health care professional who ordered the test.

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(d) The electronic disclosure of test results under this section shall be in accordance with any applicable federal law governing privacy and security of electronic personal health records. However, any state statute that governs privacy and security of electronic personal health records, shall apply to test results under this section and shall prevail over federal law if federal law permits.

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(j) A patient or his or her physician may revoke any consent provided under this section at any time and without penalty, except to the extent that action has been taken in reliance on that consent.

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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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A clinic, health facility, home health agency, or hospice licensed under the Health and Safety Code shall prevent unlawful or unauthorized access to, and use or disclosure of, patients' medical information.

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A clinic, health facility, home health agency, or hospice licensed under the Health and Safety Code shall delay the reporting of any unlawful or unauthorized access to, or use or disclosure of, a patient's medical information beyond five business days if a law enforcement agency or official provides the clinic, health facility, home health agency, or hospice with a written or oral statement that compliance with the reporting requirements would be likely to impede the law enforcement agency's activities.

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A health care service plan contacted pursuant to Health and Safety Code 1262.8 shall discuss the enrollee's medical record with the noncontracting hospital representative, and send any appropriate portion of the enrollee's medical record that is requested in a manner compliant with laws to protect enrollee privacy.

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A residential facility may obtain a waiver from the department to allow a resident who has been diagnosed as terminally ill to remain in the facility, or to become a resident of the facility when all of the conditions are met. If it is determined that resident's change in condition will pose a threat to the health and safety of the terminally ill resident or other resident, the facility may initiate procedures for a transfer.

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Within 15 hours of delivery the physician in attendance during the delivery of a fetus, shall state on the fetal death certificate: the time of fetal death or delivery, the direct causes of fetal death and any conditions giving rise to the causes, and other required medical health and section data. The physician shall sign the certificate to attest to the facts.

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