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The section defines confidential communications between client and lawyer. (Within the scope of attorney-client privilege are physician reports created at the instigation of a client's lawyer. 58 Cal.2d 56.)

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Client, whether or not a party, has a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent another from disclosing, a confidential communications between client and lawyer if the privilege is claimed by holder of privilege, person authorized by holder, attorney.

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Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include confidentiality regarding donor not being natural father in records on artificial insemination, attorney-client confidential communications.

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Under the Independent Medical Review System in the Department of Insurance, all insured grievances involving a disputed health care service are eligible for review if certain requirements are met. Application forms for independent medical review will include a statement indicating the insured's consent to obtain any necessary medical records from the insurer and any of its providers. The insurer or its contracting providers shall provide to the independent medical review organization a copy of all of the insured's medical records in their possession, a copy of all information provided to the insured by the insurer and any of its contracting providers concerning insurer and provider decisions regarding the insured's condition and care, etc. The confidentiality of any insured medical information shall be maintained pursuant to applicable state and federal laws. The insurer shall concurrently provide a copy of documents required, except for any information found by the commissioner to be legally privileged infor

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Except as provided in this section, the right to claim lawyer-client privilege, privilege of confidential marital communications, physician-patient privilege, psychotherapist-patient privilege, privilege of penitent, privilege of clergymen, sexual assault counselor-victim privilege, or domestic violence counselor-victim privilege is waived if any holder of privilege has disclosed a significant portion of the communication or has consented to disclosure. The waiver of privilege by one party to the communication does not affect the other party's right to claim privilege.

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Communications made in the course of the lawyer-client, physician-patient, psychotherapist-patient, clergy-penitent, husband-wife, sexual assault counselor-victim, or domestic violence counselor-victim relationship are presumed to have been in confidence when privilege is claimed. Electronic communications in such relationships do not lose their privilege solely because of the electronic nature of the communication.

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(a)-(b) All DNA and forensic identification profiles and other identification information or biological samples retained by the Department of Justice are exempt from any law requiring disclosure of information to the public or return of biological specimens, samples, or print impressions. (f)-(g), (j)-(k) They shall remain confidential with the exception of being made available to defense counsel and law enforcement officials, and juries or court administrative agencies in administrative proceedings; information obtained from a file in a transcript or record of a judicial proceeding, or in any other authorized public record is not a violation. (h) Otherwise, the information cannot be subpoenaed or revealed through discovery or any other procedural device. (d)-(e) The DNA and other forensic identification information retained by the Department of Justice shall not be included in the state summary criminal history information, but law enforcement personnel may record the fact that the specimens, samples, and print impressions have or have not been collected from that person in his/her criminal history information or offender file; the fact that blood specimens, saliva or buccal swab samples have been received by the Justice Department's DNA Laboratory shall be included in the state summary criminal information, but not the actual samples themselves. (i)(3) Law enforcement may publicly disclose a DNA match or the name of a person ID'ed by a DNA match when the match is the basis of law enforcement's investigation, arrest, or prosecution of a particular person, or the identification of a missing or abducted person. (m) Anonymous records may be used for quality control, research, training, or statistical analysis. (c) Non-DNA forensic ID information may be filed with the offender's file maintained by the Sex Registration Unit of the Department of Justice or their other computerized data bank systems.

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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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