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Owners and laboratory directors of all clinical laboratories shall preserve medical records and laboratory records, as defined in this section, for three years from the date of testing, examination, or purchase. Failure to retain records accordingly is cause of legal action. Information in these medical records shall be confidential, with certain exceptions.

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Any medical records obtained or created for the purpose of licensure of professional athletes may not be disclosed by the licensing commission except under certain circumstances, as provided. If, after a process for participation in medical research has been adopted, the athlete consents to participation, the medical records may be used by the commission for medical research. The medical information shall not include any personally identifiable information.

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The Medical Board may propose a registration program to permit the practice of medicine across state lines. The program may include standards for confidentiality, format, and retention of medical records, as well as access to medical records by the board.

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A hospital having five or more physicians must adopt certain rules, including (1) periodic review of clinical experience based on medical records of patients; and (2) maintenance of adequate and accurate medical records.

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A hospital having fewer than five physicians must adopt certain rules, including maintenance of adequate and accurate medical records.

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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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Staff self-government, involving M.D. and D.O. physicians and surgeons, shall be accomplished by holding periodic meetings of the staff to review and analyze their clinical experience on the basis of patient medical records.

Keywords:
boards, records review
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Any employer of a respiratory care practitioner shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any practitioner in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.

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A pharmacist is authorized to perform the various listed functions. Pharmacist must register with federal DEA if authorized to prescribe controlled substances. This code section does not alter existing law regarding confidentiality of medical records or licensing of health care facilities.

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A psychiatric technician who has knowledge that another person has engaged in conduct warranting suspension or revocation must report such information to the board. Employers of psychiatric technicians must report suspensions and terminations to the board. Reporting of such information to the board does not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records. All information shall be kept confidential, except as provided by Bus. & Prof. Code section 800(c), and is not subject to discovery in civil cases.

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