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Every health care provider, health care service plan, pharmaceutical company, or contractor who creates, maintains, preserves, stores, abandons, destroys, or disposes of medical records shall do so in a manner that preserves the confidentiality of the information contained therein. The electronic health record system or electronic medical record system must: protect and preserve the integrity of electronic medical information; and automatically record and preserve any change or deletion of any electronically stored medical information, and record the identity of the person making the change. The patient's right to access or receive a copy of his or her electronic medical records upon request will be consistent with applicable state and federal laws governing patient access to medical information.

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General acute care hospitals shall maintain a medical records system, but it does not require electronic records or that all patient's records are stored in one place. Policies and procedures to ensure that relevant portions of patients' medical records can be made available upon request of a treating physician or other authorized person shall be developed.

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Definition of "confidential public health records": any paper or electronic record maintained by the department or a local health department or agency, or its agent, that includes data or information in a manner that identifies personal information, including, but not limited to, name, social security number, address, employer, or other information that may directly or indirectly lead to the identification of the individual who is the subject of the record.

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The electronic provision of [clinical lab] test results shall be in accordance with any applicable federal law governing privacy and security of electronic personal health records. However, any state statute that governs privacy and security of electronic personal health records, shall apply ... and prevail over federal law if federal law permits.

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Use of electronic recordkeeping to store patient records shall ensure safety and integrity of the records at least to the extent of hard copy records. Upon request, access to electronically stored patient records shall be made available to the Division of Licensing and Certification staff. Policies and procedures should be developed to include safeguards for confidentiality of electronically stored patient health records

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The California Health and Human Services Agency, one of its departments, or a state-designated entity shall execute tasks related to funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for health information technology and exchange; and facilitate and expand the use and disclosure of health information electronically among organizations according to nationally recognized standards and implementation specifications while protecting, to the greatest extent possible, individual privacy and the confidentiality of electronic medical records.

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(b) A pharmacy receiving an electronic transmission prescription shall not be required to reduce that prescription to writing or to hard copy form if, for three years from the last date of furnishing pursuant to that prescription or order, the pharmacy is able, upon request by the board, to immediately produce a hard copy report that includes for each date of dispensing of a dangerous drug or dangerous device pursuant to that prescription or order: (1) all of the information described in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4040, and (2) the name or identifier of the pharmacist who dispensed the dangerous drug or dangerous device. This subdivision shall not apply to prescriptions for controlled substances classified in Schedule II, III, IV, or V, except as permitted pursuant to Section 11164.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

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A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician or other healing arts licentiate, if authorized by administrative regulation and employed by a health care facility, may orally or electronically send a prescription to the furnisher.

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A pharmacist, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, licensed psychiatric technician, working for a licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, or other health care facility, may orally or electronically transmit to the furnisher a prescription lawfully ordered by a person authorized to prescribe drugs or devices pursuant to Sections 4040 and 4070. The furnisher shall take appropriate steps to determine that the person who transmits the prescription is authorized to do so and shall record the name of the person who transmits the order. This section shall not apply to orders for Schedule II controlled substances.

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The second section of a certificate of live birth, the electronic file information collected under 102426, and the second section of a certificate of fetal death under 103025 shall be confidential. Access to such confidential information is limited to department staff, local registrar's staff, local health department if approved by registrar county coroner, persons with valid scientific interest as determined by State Registrar, the parent signing the certificate, person named on certificate, person petitioning adoption. The department shall maintain a record of person allowed access to such confidential information.

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