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(j)(10) The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation shall develop a timely procedure to provide trade secret information in the following circumstances: (A) To an officer or employee of the division, the state, local governments, local air districts, or the United States, in connection with the official duties of that officer or employee, to a health professional under any law for the protection of health, or to contractors with the division or other government entities and their employees if, in the opinion of the division, disclosure is necessary and required for the satisfactory performance of a contract, for performance of work, or to protect health and safety. (B) To a health professional in the event of an emergency or to diagnose or treat a patient. (C) In order to protect public health, to any health professional, toxicologist, or epidemiologist who is employed in the field of public health and who provides a written statement of need. The written statement of need shall include the public health purposes of the disclosure and shall explain the reason the disclosure of the specific chemical and its concentration is required. (D) A health professional may share trade secret information about well stimulation treatments with other persons as may be professionally necessary, in order to diagnose or treat a patient, including, but not limited to, the patient and other health professionals, subject to state and federal laws restricting disclosure of medical records including the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.

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Aircraft flights necessary for emergency medical treatment are exempt from existing restrictions that regulate the operation of aircraft, including the times and places of departure, and noise level restrictions. Within 72 hours of the emergency aircraft flight, written information concerning the emergency (including the patient's name and address, a signed statement by the attending physician specifying that a medical emergency was involved, etc.) must be submitted to the airport proprietor. The written disclosure must be consistent with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the regulations issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. However, if the emergency flight was operated by law enforcement, firefighting, or military personnel, they are exempt from the reporting requirement.

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The State Department of Public Health or any entity funded by the Breast Cancer Control Program shall collect personal and medical information from any individual applying for services under the program. The information shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed other than for purposes directly connected with the administration of this program or except as otherwise provided by law or pursuant to prior written consent of the subject of the information. However, the State Department of Public Health or any entity funded by the Breast Cancer Control Program may disclose the confidential information to medical personnel and fiscal intermediaries of the state to the extent necessary to administer this program, and to other state public health agencies or medical researchers when the confidential information is necessary to carry out the duties of those agencies or researchers in the investigation, control, or surveillance of breast cancer.

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Face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient shall not be required under the Medi-Cal program for teleophthalmology and teledermatology by store and forward. "Teleophthalmology and teledermatology by store and forward” means an asynchronous transmission of medical information to be reviewed at a later time by a physician at a distant site who is trained in ophthalmology or dermatology or a licensed optometrist; the physician or optometrist at the distant site reviews the medical information without the patient being present in real time. All existing confidentiality protections apply. All existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply.

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Clients shall have access to their medical information and have the right to correct any inaccuracies.

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Foster child caregivers may arrange for short-term babysitting of their foster child/children. The caregiver must provide the babysitter with the medical information necessary to provide care for the child, including any medication that should be given to the child.

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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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