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In a civil action for a violation of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, information acquired through discovery and is protected from disclosure by a protective order shall remain protected, except for information that is evidence of elder or dependent adult abuse. Such information may be filed with the court and shall remain confidential under the protective order for 30 days, after which it will become part of the public court record. A party may petition for a protective order of such information upon a showing of good cause. The court may not prevent disclosure of such information unless one of the following is applicable: the information is privileged, the information is not evidence of abuse, or the party demonstrates a substantial probability that prejudice will result from the disclosure.

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Confidential information and records pertaining to involuntary treatment may be disclosed to prevent, investigate, or treat elder abuse or dependant adult abuse.

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The Board of Behavioral Sciences may deny, suspend or revoke the license of a licensed educational psychologist if he or she has been guilty of unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct includes failure to comply with child abuse reporting requirements, and elder and adult dependent abuse reporting requirements.

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Information shall be disclosed to the protection and advocacy agency charged with protecting and advocating the rights of people with disabilities for the purposes of investigating incidents of abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities.

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Access to community college student record permitted to alleged victim of any sexual assault or physical abuse.

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Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include confidentiality of information regarding child abuse or elder or dependent persons abuse, public social services records, disclosure of information to law enforcement agencies regarding deceased applicant or recipient.

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Licensed clinic board of directors and its medical director shall establish and adopt written policies and procedures to screen patients for purposes of detecting spousal or partner abuse.

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abuse
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A long-term health care facility shall report all incidents of alleged abuse or suspected abuse of a resident to the department immediately.

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Any physician or surgeon who has under his or her care a person exhibiting signs of abuse, assault or gunshot wounds, the health care provider shall make a report to law enforcement authorities. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that the report include patient statements about past abuse.

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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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