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Summary:

Confidential medical information may be shared between the home health agency and the residential care facility for the elderly relative to the client's medical condition and the care and treatment provided to the client by the home health agency.

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Every contract of admission to long term health care facility shall state that residents have a right to confidential treatment of medical information. The contract shall provide a means by which the resident may authorize the disclosure of information to specific persons.

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Every contract of admission (to a long-term health care facility) shall state that residents have a right to confidential treatment of medical information.

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Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorizes the further disclosure of confidential medical information ... described in this section by the health facility or any prehospital emergency medical care personnel except as otherwise authorized by law.

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Nothing in this section authorizes the further disclosure of confidential medical information ... described in this section by the chief medical examiner-coroner or any of the prehospital emergency medical care personnel except as otherwise authorized by law.

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The county health officer shall immediately notify the prehospital emergency medical care person who has been exposed to a person afflicted with a disease or condition listed as reportable, upon receiving the report from a health facility. The county health officer shall not disclose the name of the patient or other identifying characteristics to the prehospital emergency medical care person. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the further disclosure of confidential medical information by the chief medical examiner-coroner or any of the prehospital emergency medical care personnel described in this section except as otherwise authorized by law.

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An employer of an EMT I, EMT II, the medical director of a local EMS agency, or the Director of the EMS Authority may conduct investigations, as necessary for violations of the EMS Act by an EMT I, EMT II, or EMT-P, including the failure to maintain confidentiality of patient medical information, except as disclosure is otherwise permitted or required by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.

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If a disability insurer requests medical information from health care service providers in order to determine whether to approve, modify, or deny requests for authorization, the insurer shall request only the information reasonably necessary to make the determination.

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To be approved by the commissioner, all applications for disability insurance must contain clear and unambiguous questions designed to ascertain the health condition or history of the applicant. Those questions must be based on medical information that is reasonable and necessary for medical underwriting purposes. The application must also display the notice: “California law prohibits an HIV test from being required or used by health insurance companies as a condition of obtaining health insurance coverage.”

Summary:

Defines "personal information," which includes medical information. Defines "medical information" as that which (1) relates to an individual's physical or mental condition, medical history or medical treatment, or (2) is obtained from a medical professional or medical care institution, from the individual, or from the individual's spouse, parent, or legal guardian. Defines "medical record information" as information that: (1) Relates to an individual's physical or mental condition, medical history or medical treatment; and, (2) Is obtained from a medical professional or medical care institution, from the individual, or from the individual's spouse, parent, or legal guardian. Defines "confidential communications request" as a request by an insured covered under a health insurance policy that insurance communications containing medical information be communicated to him or her at a specific mail or email address or specific telephone number, as designated by the insured.

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