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Summary:

The DMV shall make any information contained in a physician's certificate supporting a disability of an applicant for disabled person's parking privileges available to a requesting law enforcement agency or agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of parking regulations. Such information shall not be disclosed to private or third-party parking citation processing agencies. Boards established by local authorities may review the requested information. If a finding that the certification is fraudulent or improper is made, the board should send such findings to the DMV for review and investigation.

Summary:

Information contained in a physician's certificate submitted to show the disability of the individual issued special license plates may be disclosed if requested by local law enforcement agencies or other local or state parking enforcement agencies. Such information shall not be disclosed to private or third-party parking citation processing agency. If there is a local review board any findings made by them may be disclosed to the department or other appropriate authorities for further review.

Summary:

The State Department of Health Care Services and Social Services may utilize an entity (contractor, county consortia, nonprofit providers, partnerships) to develop and complete a comprehensive plan pertaining to statewide eligibility and enrollment determination process for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, the Medi-Cal program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Such an entity shall be required to comply with (among others) the applicable privacy and security requirements, such as the protection of personal health information, as defined by applicable federal and state regulations; as well as the rules and regulations governing the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Summary:

In making the appointment of a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), the judge shall sign an order that may grant the CASA the authority to review specific relevant documents and interview parties involved in the case/having significant information relating to the child, to the same extent as any other officer of the court appointed to investigate proceedings on behalf of the court.

Summary:

Individuals eligible to receive payments for in-home supportive services shall submit to a medical examination when requested to provide a report to support the need of in-home supportive care. The report shall be prepared at the expense of the Department of Social Services.

Summary:

Formerly classified disabled persons that become ineligible for benefits due to substantial gainful activity but still continue to suffer from impairments are considered disabled under this chapter and eligible for in-home support services payments and shall support their need for in home services with a medical report to be prepared at the expense of Department of Social Services.

Summary:

The State Department of Social Services or any government agency that is determining eligibility for, or enrollment in, the Medi-Cal program or any other program administered by the department, or collecting protected health information for those purposes, and the California Health Benefit Exchange, shall share information with each other as necessary to enable them to perform their respective statutory and regulatory duties under state and federal law. This information shall include, but not be limited to, personal information and protected health information regarding individual beneficiaries and applicants.

Summary:

The Department of Health Services may make rules and regulations governing the custody, use, and preservation of all records, papers, files, and communications pertaining to the administration of the laws relating to the Medi-Cal program, prepaid health plans, and adult day health care programs. The rules and regulations shall be binding on all departments, officials, and employees of the state, or of any political subdivision of the state and may provide for giving information to or exchanging information with various government and public or private agencies that are engaged in planning, providing, or securing such services for recipients or applicants; and for making case records available for research purposes, provided that that research will not result in the disclosure of the identity of applicants for or recipients of those services.

Summary:

Upon the request of a treating physician, the department or its agents must disclose information relating to medication provided to Medi-Cal recipients.

Summary:

Providers of health care services provided under Medi-Cal or any other health care program administered by the department or its agents or contractors, must keep and maintain records for each service rendered, to whom it was rendered, and the date of service. Such records must be kept for three years after such service is rendered. (upheld as valid by a California court against constitutional challenge: an inspection by a state investigator of the medical records of an optometrist was valid where the investigator requested and inspected only records relating to treatment of patients under the program. Miller v. Obledo (1978, Cal App 2d Dist))

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