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When a parent or legal guardian has sought the medical care and counseling for a drug- or alcohol-related problem of a minor child, the physician shall disclose medical information concerning the care to the minor's parent or legal guardian upon his or her request, even if the minor child does not consent to disclosure, without liability for the disclosure.

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The State Department of Health Services or entities funded by the Prostate Cancer Screening Program shall collect personal and medical information necessary from individuals applying for services under the program. This information will be confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for purposes directly connected with the administration of the program or with prior written consent of the subject. The information may also be disclosed to medical personnel, fiscal intermediaries of the state, state public health agencies to the extent necessary for the group.

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Upon written request by licensed health care provider or pharmacist eligible to prescribe Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances, the Department of Justice may release CURES data on an individual prescribee. The information received shall be considered medical information and is subject to the provisions of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act in Part 2.6. The Department of Justice may also initiate the referral of CURES data to licensed health care practitioners and pharmacists providing care or services to the individual.

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Requires a 2003 report to the legislature including recommendations on identification of systems to protect confidential personal and medical information of patients for whom electronic prescriptions are issued.

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Within a telemedicine scenario, all existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply, and dissemination of any patient identifiable images or information from the telemedicine interaction to researchers or other entities shall not occur without the consent of the patient;

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This section defines "telemedicine" to include transfer of medical data using audio, video or data communication; All existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply to patients receiving care by telemedicine.

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A pharmacist may not require a patient to provide individually identifiable medical information before giving emergency contraception.

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The section sets out the procedures for subpoena of personal records, which include medical information.

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"Medical information" means information on a person's medical history or condition obtained directly or indirectly from a licensed physician, medical practitioner, hospital, clinic, or other medical or medically related facility.

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This section defines "personal information" which includes medical information and health insurance information. Defines "medical information" as any information regarding an individual's medical history, mental or physical condition, or medical treatment or diagnosis by a health care professional. The provision defines "health insurance information" as any unique identifier used by a health insurer to identify the individual, or any information in an individual's application and claims history, including any appeals records. The section excludes from the meaning of "personal information" any publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.

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