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Summary:

Every hospital must file an Emergency Care Data Record for each emergency patient encounter with the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development. This information is confidential and identifiable patient data is exempt from the Public Records Act.

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Each hospital shall file an Emergency Care Data Record with OSHPD for each patient encounter in the emergency department that includes date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, language spoken, zip code, social security number, service date, principal diagnosis, other diagnoses, principal external cause of injury, other external cause of injury, principal procedure, other procedures, disposition of patient, source of payment, and items added as per 128738. Patient rights of confidentiality shall be reserved. Social security numbers and other personally identifying data shall be exempt from the Public Records Act disclosure requirements.

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The office shall post on its website health facility reports, patient discharge reports, Ambulatory Surgery Data Records, Emergency Care Data Records, quarterly financial and utilization reports, and risk-adjusted outcome reports and make available a copy of such reports to any person, unless the office determines that an individual's confidentiality rights would be violated.

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Any licensee using mobile services pursuant to this chapter shall ensure that written policies include medical record documentation of care provided. For mobile units that provide emergency care, the unit must maintain records that include clinical records on each patient, in accordance with regulations, a mobile unit services log that shall include, patient chart or identification number, name, age, and sex of patient, site, date, time, and as appropriate, duration of procedure.

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If a physician or surgeon conducts a scheduled medical procedure outside a general acute care hospital resulting in the patient's transfer to an emergency center, he must complete a form with specified information that is then placed in the patient's medical record.

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A pharmacist may not require a patient to provide individually identifiable medical information before giving emergency contraception.

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Upon inquiry about a particular patient, a general acute care hospital has discretion to release certain information that is not medical information (as defined in section 56.05)

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Access to community college student records permitted for emergency if necessary to protect the health or safety of a student or other persons, or subject to any regulations issued by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

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Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include naming patient for Emergency Medical Services Fund.

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The identity and records of any patient maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol and other drug abuse treatment shall be confidential and only disclosed with prior written consent of the patient unless the disclosure is to a qualified profession person employed in the treatment program, qualified medical persons to the extent necessary to meet a medical emergency, qualified personnel conducting research but such a person may not identify the patient.

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