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When death is result of doctor's gross negligence/incompetence, coroner shall file confidential report to medical board. No liability in civil action from complying with this statute.

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Any person performing testing, transmitting test results, or disclosing information pursuant to the laws pertaining to AIDS Public Safety and Testing Disclosure shall be immune from civil liability for any action undertaken in accordance with those provisions.

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If a blood given by a blood donor is found to be reactive for HIV antibodies and the blood bank's reasonable efforts have failed to locate the donor, the test results may be disclosed to a local health officer to locate and notify the donor of a reactive result. No civil liability or criminal sanction shall be imposed for disclosure of test results. Upon completion of the local health officer's efforts to locate and notify the donor, all records obtained from the blood bank or plasma center, including any individual identifying information or test results, shall be expunged by the local health officer.

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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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Every person confined in the state prison who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or other employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee. The results of any examination or test shall be reported to the peace officer or employee, and any person performing the tests or transmitting test results shall be immune from civil liability.

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Every person confined under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee. The results of any examination or test shall be reported to the peace officer or employee, and any person performing the tests or transmitting test results shall be immune from civil liability.

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The section provides limited immunity for psychotherapists who discharge their duty to warn and protect by making reasonable efforts to communicate the threat to potential victims and to law enforcement agency by disclosing otherwise privileged patient communications.

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The section provides immunity to consultants who communicate with the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care for the purpose of determining whether health care services are being provided in accordance with the Knox-Keene Act of 1975. Nothing in the code section alters existing laws regarding the confidentiality of medical records.

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When a parent or legal guardian has sought the medical care and counseling for a drug- or alcohol-related problem of a minor child, the physician shall disclose medical information concerning the care to the minor's parent or legal guardian upon his or her request, even if the minor child does not consent to disclosure, without liability for the disclosure.

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In the course of a plan's review of its quality of care, performance of medical personnel and costs, there shall be no monetary liability for good faith acts by peer review committees, under certain circumstances. The proceedings of peer review committees shall not be subject to discovery or compelled testimony.

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