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When a hospital refers an individual at or near death to a procurement organization, the organization may conduct any reasonable examination necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the anatomical gift. Additionally, the person to whom a part passes under Health & Safety Code 7150.50 may conduct any reasonable examination necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the body or part for its intended purpose. Such examinations may include a review of all medical and dental records of the donor or prospective donor.

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Providers of health services that receive payment under the Maddy Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fund program must keep records of the services they rendered, the patient, the date, and any additional information required by the administering agency for a period of three years from the date the of service. The administering agency must not require any additional information from a physician providing emergency medical services that is not found in the patient record. During normal working hours, the administering agency may make any inspection and examination of a hospital's or physician and surgeon's books and records needed to carry out payment from the Emergency Medical Services Fund.

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Any data submitted by a health insurer to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services for purposes of the risk adjustment program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall be concurrently submitted to the Department of Insurance, and in the same format. The department shall use the information to ensure that insurers are in compliance with federal requirements related to risk adjustment.

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An issuer of a Medicare supplement policy or certificate shall not request or require an individual or a family member of that individual to undergo a genetic test. However, an issuer of a Medicare supplement policy or certificate may obtain and use the results of a genetic test in making a determination regarding payment; in which case, the issuer may request only the minimum amount of information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.

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Every long term care insurer shall maintain a record of all policy or certificate rescissions, and shall annually furnish this information to the commissioner, which shall include the reason for rescission, the length of time the policy or certificate was in force, and the age and gender of the insured person. The commissioner may make public the aggregate data collected.

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This section shall apply to the disclosure of genetic test results contained in an applicant or enrollee's medical records by a multiple employer welfare arrangement.

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Applicant's "written authorization" for disclosure of genetic test results shall be written in plain language, dated and signed by the individual or a person authorized to act on behalf of the individual, specify the types of persons authorized to disclose information about the individual, the nature of the information authorized to be disclosed, states the name or functions of the persons or entities authorized to receive the information, the purposes for which the information is collected, the length of time the authorization shall remain valid, and advise the person signing the authorization of the right to receive a copy of the authorization. Written authorization is required for each separate disclosure of the test results, and the authorization shall set forth the person or entity to whom the disclosure would be made.

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A licensed dental hygienist must comply with a court order mandating the release of records to the Dental Hygiene Committee. Unless it is determined that the order is unlawful or invalid, failure to comply results in a civil penalty to be paid to the committee and constitutes unprofessional conduct that is grounds for suspension or revocation of his or her license; the licensee is also guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

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Health care facilities must comply with a court order mandating the release of patient records to the Dental Hygiene Committee that is accompanied by a notice citing the penalties for failure to comply. Unless it is determined that the order is unlawful or invalid, failure to comply results in a civil penalty to be paid to the committee; the facility is also guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

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(2) Integrated programs must obtain an individual's informed authorization or the authorization of the parent/guardian/custodian of a minor before obtaining an individual's medical information, including mental health and drug treatment records. (3) Medical information shall not be disclosed to unauthorized persons (4) nor shall it be disclosed for any purpose that is not authorized in the authorization.

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