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(a) Insurers shall make medical records available to the Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon request, so long as (1) the department/regional center certifies that the individual is an applicant/recipient of services for the developmentally disabled or the California Early Intervention Program; or is a person who is legally responsible for the applicant or recipient; and (2) the department/regional center is in certifiable compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to the confidentiality of medical information. (b) The Department of Developmental Services or regional center shall enter into a cooperative agreement delineating procedures for requesting and furnishing appropriate information, consistent with laws pertaining to the confidentiality and privacy of medical information. The Department of Developmental Services shall make every effort to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services to obtain this information. (c) The information required to be made available is limited to information necessary to determine whether health care services have been or should have been claimed and paid. (d) The director of the department shall establish guidelines to ensure that information provided to any insurer is used only for its requested purpose and doesn't violate the applicant/recipient's confidentiality.

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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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“Personal information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including his or her name, signature, medical information, or health insurance information. “Personal information” does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.

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This section defines "personal information" to include medical information. The section 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 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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