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Any authorized person or entity requesting medical information relating to the patient's outpatient psychotherapy treatment must submit to the patient and to the health care provider, health care service plan, or contractor a signed written request that details: (1) the specific information being requested and its intended use; (2) the duration of its use before being destroyed or disposed of; (3) a statement that the information will not be used for any purpose other than its intended use; (4) a statement that the information and all copies of it will be destroyed or returned before or immediately after the length of time specified has expired. However, the written request for medical information relating to the patient's outpatient psychotherapy treatment is not required if the patient has signed and submitted to the health care provider or health care service plan a written waiver waiving notification.

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(a) Inmates in a state prison cannot be administered psychiatric medication without prior informed consent. (b) However, inmates can be involuntarily treated on a non-emergency basis or an emergency basis, if certain conditions are met. (c) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can administer involuntary medication on a nonemergency basis if an administrative hearing determines by clear and convincing evidence that the inmate has a mental illness or disorder, that as a result of that illness the inmate lacks the capacity to consent to or refuse treatment with psychiatric medications or is a danger to self or others if not medicated, that there is no less intrusive alternative to involuntary medication, and that the medication is in the inmate's best medical interest. (c)(7)(B) The inmate has the right to be represented by counsel at all stages of the proceedings. Prior to the hearing, counsel for the inmate shall have access to all medical records and files of the inmate, but shall not have access to the confidential section of the inmate's central file which contains materials unrelated to medical treatment. (d) A physician can administer psychiatric medication to an inmate without prior informed consent during an emergency (i.e., a sudden and marked change in an inmate's mental condition so that action is immediately necessary for the preservation of life or the prevention of serious bodily harm to the inmate or others, and it is impractical, due to the seriousness of the emergency, to first obtain informed consent). The medication shall only be that which is required to treat the emergency condition and shall be administered for only so long as the emergency continues to exist. However, if the situation necessitates the continuation of medication beyond the initial 72 hours pending the full mental health hearing, the department shall give notice to the inmate and his or her counsel of the department's intention to seek an ex parte order to allow the continuance of medication pending the full hearing. The order may be issued ex parte upon a showing that in the absence of the medication the emergency conditions are likely to recur. The request for an ex parte order shall be supported by an affidavit from the psychiatrist showing specific facts. ...

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(j)(10) The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation shall develop a timely procedure to provide trade secret information in the following circumstances: (A) To an officer or employee of the division, the state, local governments, local air districts, or the United States, in connection with the official duties of that officer or employee, to a health professional under any law for the protection of health, or to contractors with the division or other government entities and their employees if, in the opinion of the division, disclosure is necessary and required for the satisfactory performance of a contract, for performance of work, or to protect health and safety. (B) To a health professional in the event of an emergency or to diagnose or treat a patient. (C) In order to protect public health, to any health professional, toxicologist, or epidemiologist who is employed in the field of public health and who provides a written statement of need. The written statement of need shall include the public health purposes of the disclosure and shall explain the reason the disclosure of the specific chemical and its concentration is required. (D) A health professional may share trade secret information about well stimulation treatments with other persons as may be professionally necessary, in order to diagnose or treat a patient, including, but not limited to, the patient and other health professionals, subject to state and federal laws restricting disclosure of medical records including the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.

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Persons who have been deemed mentally incompetent by a court of any state may not own or possess firearms. Each state maintains a mental health firearms prohibition information system. All such information (including records of not guilty by reason of insanity judgments, commitment to a facility because the person was a danger to themself or others, or other mental health records) shall be kept confidential and used only to determine eligibility to purchase or possess firearms or other deadly weapons. The court must provide specific notices to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding mentally ill individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms and dangerous weapons, within 2 court days. Specified facilities must submit reports to the DOJ within 24 hours. Such notices and reports must be submitted in an electronic format, as prescribed by the DOJ. Any person subject to the ban may petition the superior court for an order that they may own a firearm. For the purposes of that petition, the county mental health director shall provide information about the detention of the person that may be relevant to the court and shall file that information with the superior court. If confidential information is likely to be discussed during the hearing, the court may conduct an in camera hearing in order to prevent harm to the person.

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Confidential information collected in the cancer incidence reporting system shall not be available for subpoena, disclosed, discoverable or compelled to be produce in any proceeding. Confidential information shall not be admissible as evidence in any court for any reason.

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Nothing in this section authorizes the disclosure of the identity of a source patient [who has exposed others to a communicable disease].

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The prenatal care provider primarily responsible for a pregnant patient must offer HIV information and counseling to every pregnant patient. Any documentation or disclosure of HIV related information shall be pursuant to Chapter 7 of part 4 of Division 105 in regards to confidentiality and informed consent.

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Mental health care patients discharged from a facility, and the patient's conservator, guardian, or other legally authorized representative, shall receive an aftercare plan. Plan must include nature of illness and medication. Patient can designate another person to receive copy of plan.

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(c) The patient shall be informed of requirements of continuing health care following discharge. Patient may request that friends or family be given this information. (d) Patients transferred to another facility must be accompanied by a transfer summary. Such summary should include medical information related to the patient's diagnosis, treatment, and medications. The patient or his representative shall be given a copy of the summary transfer.

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Hospitals shall inform patients of their right to be provided with information regarding their continuing health care requirements. A patient may authorize a friend or family member to receive such information.

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