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Summary:

If a person is transferred from a health care facility/community care facility to a hospital and exhibits symptoms of neglect or abuse, the manager of the hospital or patient's physician at the hospital shall notify appropriate authorities. Healthcare providers/persons complying with this statute shall not incur civil or criminal liability, and shall not be disciplined by their employer for doing so.

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A health practitioner who makes a report in accordance with this article (Penal Code 11160 et. Seq.) shall not incur civil or criminal liability

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A physician and surgeon or dentist or their agents by their direction may take skeletal X-rays of the child with the consent of the child's parents or guardian for the purposes of diagnosing the case as one of possible child abuse or neglect and to determine the extent of the abuse or neglect. Neither psychotherapist-patient nor physician-patient privilege applies to the information reported in any court proceeding or administrative hearing.

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Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. The report shall be released upon request, oral or written, to any person or agency involved in any related investigation or prosecution and to defense counsel through discovery.

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In any court proceeding or administrative hearing, physician-patient and psychotherapist privilege does not apply to information required to be reported. The reports required shall be kept confidential by the health facility, clinic, local law enforcement agencies and shall only be disclosed by local law enforcement agencies to those involved in the investigation of the report and those enforcing criminal law implicated by the report.

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Authorized persons within county health departments shall be permitted to receive copies of any reports made by health practitioners. The Department of Justice is not required to disclose information contained in its records of child abuse and severe neglect index or records from its investigations of out-of-home care abuse. Disclosure of any reports or records of child abuse or neglect is not permitted if the disclosure would be prohibited by any other state or federal laws.

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After a mandated report is made, the investigating agency shall inform the mandated reporter of the results of the investigation and of any action the agency is taking with regard to the child or family.

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The Department of Justice shall make available relevant information in the Child Abuse Central Index to any law enforcement agency, county welfare department, or county probation department that is conducting a child abuse investigation.

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The Department of Justice shall make available to the chairperson for each county child death review team or the State Child Death Review Council, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index relating to the death of one or more children and any prior child abuse or neglect investigation reports maintained involving the same victims, siblings, or suspects. Local child death review teams may share any relevant information regarding child death case reviews with other child death review teams.

Summary:

The Department of Justice shall make available to investigative agencies, probation officers, or court investigators information regarding a known or suspected child abuser who resides in the home where the child may be placed. Upon receipt of relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect investigation reports contained in the Child Abuse Central Index, the agency or court investigator shall notify, in writing, the person listed that he or she is in the index.

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