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Including: Covered Entity; Disclosure; Electronic protected health care information; Employer; Group health plan; Health care provider; HMO; Individually identifiable health information; Modify; Protected Health Information; (among others)

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Contrary; More stringent; Relates to the privacy of individually identifiable health information; State law.

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State laws contrary to HIPAA are preempted; exceptions for state laws that are more stringent than federal rules

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Provide records and compliance reports.

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"Personal information" refers to any information maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to his name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, medical history, and employment history. "Record" refers to any file or information about an individual maintained by an agency by reference to an identifying particular such as the individual's name, photograph, finger or voice print, or a number or symbol assigned to the individual.

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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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Definition of "confidential public health records": any paper or electronic record maintained by the department or a local health department or agency, or its agent, that includes data or information in a manner that identifies personal information, including, but not limited to, name, social security number, address, employer, or other information that may directly or indirectly lead to the identification of the individual who is the subject of the record.

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For purposes of Sections 1280.17, 1280.18, 1280.19, and 1280.20, the following definitions apply: (a) "Department" means the State Department of Public Health. (b) "Director" means the State Public Health Officer. (c) "Medical information" means the term as defined in Section 56.05 of the Civil Code. (d) "Provider of health care" means the term as defined in Sections 56.05 and 56.06 of the Civil Code. (e) "Unauthorized access" means the inappropriate review or viewing of patient medical information without a direct need for diagnosis, treatment, or other lawful use as permitted by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1 of the Civil Code) or by other statutes or regulations governing the lawful access, use, or disclosure of medical information.

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When a physician in a long-term health facility orders medical intervention requiring informed consent and the patient appears to lack decision-making capacity, the physician shall...review the patient's medical record (among other things) to make the determination regarding capacity or whether there is someone with legal authority to make such decisions for the patient. If the resident lacks decision-making capacity, interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and staffs may make decisions based on review of resident's condition and medical records.

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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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