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Disclosure and use exemption set out for state health services, communicable diseases, developmental disabilities.

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The Department of Health Services shall establish (1) a list of reportable diseases and conditions to be properly reported by the health officer, and (2) a list of communicable diseases and conditions for which clinical laboratories shall submit a culture or a specimen to the local public health laboratory and the State Public Health Laboratory. The laboratory report shall be submitted electronically in a manner specified by the department; laboratories that receive incomplete patient information may report the name of the provider who submitted the request to the local health officer.

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Any defendant charged with a sexual crime shall be subject to blood testing for AIDS/HIV and other communicable diseases, If the court finds probable cause of a possible transfer of bodily fluid between defendant and alleged victim. Copies of the test results shall be sent to the defendant or minor, each requesting victim, and if defendant or minor is incarcerated or detained to the officer in charge and chief medical officer of such facility.

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The specimens and the results of court ordered tests for AIDS, AIDS-related conditions, and other communicable diseases shall not be admissible evidence in any criminal or juvenile proceeding.

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This chapter does not require a health care provider to permit access to alcohol and drug abuse records that is prohibited by federal and other laws. Records subject to those laws are subject to this chapter to the extent that disclosure is permitted. This chapter does not require a health care provider to allow access of records of communicable disease carriers that is prohibited by law to protect confidentiality.

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A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease.

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Agency assessment of foster parents applying for adoption shall include certification that adults have been tested for communicable tuberculosis.

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The Department of Health Services shall establish a list of reportable diseases and conditions, and specify requirements (e.g. the timeliness related to the reporting of each disease and condition, the mechanisms for reporting, and the content to be included) for the reports made. The diseases listed as reportable shall be properly reported as required to the department by the health officer.

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Through the department’s Web site and via electronic mail, the Department of Public Health may advise out-of-state laboratories of new reporting requirements for reportable diseases and conditions for California residents

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Health officers shall immediately report to the department every discovered or known case or suspected case of diseases designated for reporting. Each health officer shall make departmentally required reports within 24 hours after investigation.

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