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All applications and records for any public social services which grants-in-aid are received shall be confidential, unless otherwise excepted in this section. Such information is only open to examination for purposes directly connected to the administration of the program, or any investigation, prosecution, or criminal or civil proceeding connected to the administration of any such program. Disclosure of information that identifies by name or address of any applicant for or recipient of grants-in-aid to any committee or legislative body is prohibited except as listed.

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(a) Insurers shall make medical records available to the Department of Developmental Services or a regional center upon request, so long as (1) the department/regional center certifies that the individual is an applicant/recipient of services for the developmentally disabled or the California Early Intervention Program; or is a person who is legally responsible for the applicant or recipient; and (2) the department/regional center is in certifiable compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to the confidentiality of medical information. (b) The Department of Developmental Services or regional center shall enter into a cooperative agreement delineating procedures for requesting and furnishing appropriate information, consistent with laws pertaining to the confidentiality and privacy of medical information. The Department of Developmental Services shall make every effort to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services to obtain this information. (c) The information required to be made available is limited to information necessary to determine whether health care services have been or should have been claimed and paid. (d) The director of the department shall establish guidelines to ensure that information provided to any insurer is used only for its requested purpose and doesn't violate the applicant/recipient's confidentiality.

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An recipient of or applicant for developmentally disabled services, or his authorized representative shall have access to records for purposes of appeal.

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This chapter which governs the appeal procedure, shall not be interpreted to force a physician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, attorney, or other professional person to reveal information provided in confidence by the family of an applicant or recipient of developmentally disabled services.

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Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, if the recipient of services is a minor, ward, or conservatee, the patient’s information and records can be disclosed to persons designated in writing by his or her parent, guardian, guardian ad litem, or conservator. Nothing shall compel a physician, licensed psychologist, social worker with a master's degree in social work, licensed marriage and family therapist, nurse, attorney, or other professional person to reveal information that has been given to him or her in confidence by members of a patient's family.

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Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328, information and records shall be disclosed if the recipient of services who applies for life or disability insurance designates in writing the insurer to which records or information may be disclosed.

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The San Joaquin and Tulare County Board of Supervisors may establish a commission to contract for the delivery of publicly assisted medical care. The commission may use a computerized information management system for the administration of its health delivery system. Medi-cal applicant and recipient information is confidential and should not be available for examination other than for the purpose administrating the Medi-Cal program. Such confidential information includes names and addresses, medical services provided, social and economic conditions of recipients, personal information, medical data.

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(f)(2)(E) A family is eligible for temporary and permanent homeless assistance when homelessness is a direct result of domestic abuse or a medically verified physical or mental illness that is not the result of alcohol or drug addiction or psychological stress. These circumstances shall be verified by a third-party governmental or private health and human services agency; domestic violence may also be verified by the victim's sworn statement. The county welfare department shall report necessary data regarding all aid recipients to the State Department of Social Services, as requested.

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Individuals eligible to receive payments for in-home supportive services shall submit to a medical examination when requested to provide a report to support the need of in-home supportive care. The report shall be prepared at the expense of the Department of Social Services.

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Formerly classified disabled persons that become ineligible for benefits due to substantial gainful activity but still continue to suffer from impairments are considered disabled under this chapter and eligible for in-home support services payments and shall support their need for in home services with a medical report to be prepared at the expense of Department of Social Services.

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