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Nothing in this section shall preclude a medical examiner or other physician from ordering or performing a test to detect HIV on a cadaver when an autopsy is performed or body parts are donated pursuant to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.

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Nothing in this section authorizes the further disclosure of confidential medical information ... described in this section by the chief medical examiner-coroner or any of the prehospital emergency medical care personnel except as otherwise authorized by law.

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The county health officer shall immediately notify the prehospital emergency medical care person who has been exposed to a person afflicted with a disease or condition listed as reportable, upon receiving the report from a health facility. The county health officer shall not disclose the name of the patient or other identifying characteristics to the prehospital emergency medical care person. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the further disclosure of confidential medical information by the chief medical examiner-coroner or any of the prehospital emergency medical care personnel described in this section except as otherwise authorized by law.

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Mandated reports required by law, and child abuse or neglect investigative reports filed with the Department of Justice, shall be confidential and may be disclosed only to certain persons or agencies, including: the State Department of Social Services, "hospital scan teams" (i.e. teams of health care professionals and law enforcement and child protective services representatives that seek to identify child abuse or neglect); coroners and medical examiners conducting a post mortem examination of a child; out-of-state law enforcement agencies upon a signed and written request that cites (1) the applicable out-of-state statute or interstate compact provision and (2) the safeguards in place to prevent unlawful disclosure provided by the requesting state or the applicable interstate compact provision; out-of-state agencies responsible for approving prospective foster or adoptive parents for placement of a child, upon request that is (1) in compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, (2)

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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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The head of a medical staff, peer review body, or licensed health care facility or clinic shall file a report with the relevant agency within 15 days after a peer review body makes a final decision to sanction a licentiate (e.g., physician and surgeon, podiatrist, clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, professional clinical counselor, dentist, physician assistant, or anyone authorized to practice medicine) based on the peer review body's investigation into any of four possible alleged malpractice actions: (1) incompetence or gross deviation from the standard of care; (2) the use or administration to oneself of controlled substances; (3) excessive furnishing of controlled substances without a lawful prescription and good faith examination/medical reason; (4) sexual misconduct with a patient during treatment or examination. The licentiate shall receive a notice of the proposed action, which shall also include notice of the licentiate’s right to submit additional explanatory or exculpatory statements. The relevant agency is entitled to inspect any statement of charges, documents, medical charts, exhibits, opinions, findings, conclusions, or any certified copy of medical records, as permitted by other applicable law. The information disclosed in the investigation shall be kept confidential and shall not be subject to discovery, though the information may be reviewed in an administrative disciplinary hearing.

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A provider of health care, a health care service plan, or a contractor shall disclose medical information if the disclosure is compelled by any of the following: Court order; Order from a board, commission, or agency; Subpoena from a party before a court or agency; Arbitrator or panel; Search Warrant; Patient or Patient's representative; or, Coroner conducting an investigation

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A provider of health care or a health care service plan may disclose medical information in the following circumstances: 1) to other healthcare providers to facilitate diagnosis and treatment 2) to find financially liable party and obtain payment 3) to administrative subcontractors 4) quality control organizations (peer review boards, etc.) 5) accrediting agencies 6) coroners 7) \bona fide research purposes\" 8) employer

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A report assessing child custody and visitation rights shall include (1) a summary of a written report from any therapist treating the child for suspected child sexual abuse, reports from other professionals, and the results of any forensic medical examination and any other medical examination or treatment that could help establish or disprove whether the child has been the victim of sexual abuse, (2) any information regarding the presence of domestic violence or substance abuse in the family that has been obtained from medical personnel or records, prior or currently treating therapists, or from interviews conducted or reviewed for this evaluation.

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Coroners shall maintain registries of the names of the deceased, and information including detailed medical reports upon which decision as to cause of death has been based.

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