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Support orders issued or modified shall include a provision requiring the child support obligor to keep the agency informed of whether the obligor has health insurance coverage and, if so, the health insurance policy information. The court shall require that health insurance coverage for a supported child shall be maintained by either or both parents if that insurance is available at no cost or at a reasonable cost to the parent.

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The parent or person having custody of the child may contact the insurer, by telephone or in writing, and request information about the health insurance coverage for the child. The insurer shall provide the requested information that is specific to the health insurance coverage for the child.

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If the local child support agency has been designated as payee for child support, the court shall order the parent to notify the agency upon applying for health insurance coverage for the child. The agency shall obtain a completed medical form and shall forward the completed form to the Department of Health Services. In cases where the agency is providing medical support enforcement services, the agency shall provide the parent with information pertaining to the health insurance policy.

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(k) If a health insurance plan provides coverage for a dependent child who is over 26 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student at a secondary or postsecondary educational institution, and the dependent child takes a medical leave of absence, then documentation or certification of the medical necessity for a leave of absence from school shall be submitted to the plan at least 30 days prior to the medical leave of absence from the school, if the medical reason for the absence and the absence are foreseeable, or 30 days after the start date of the medical leave of absence from school and shall be considered prima facie evidence of entitlement to coverage.

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To be approved by the commissioner, all applications for disability insurance must contain clear and unambiguous questions designed to ascertain the health condition or history of the applicant. Those questions must be based on medical information that is reasonable and necessary for medical underwriting purposes. The application must also display the notice: “California law prohibits an HIV test from being required or used by health insurance companies as a condition of obtaining health insurance coverage.”

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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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The board that governs the California Health Benefit Exchange may share information with relevant state departments necessary for the administration of the Exchange, so long as that disclosure is consistent with the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Exchange shall only collect information from individuals or designees of individuals necessary to administer the Exchange and consistent with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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A legislative body of a local agency which provides medical services may hold a closed session to hear a charge or complaint from a member enrolled in its health plan if the member does not wish to have his or her name, medical status, or other information that is protected by federal law publicly disclosed.

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The Public Records Act does not require the disclosure of records of health care plans covered by the Knox-Keene Act.

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health insurance
Summary:

Every health care service plan shall file with [the Dept of Managed Health Care] a copy of their policies and procedures to protect the security of patient medical information to ensure compliance with the Confidentiality of Information Act.

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