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(a) Every provider of health care, 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. (b) An electronic health record system or electronic medical record system must (1) protect and preserve the integrity of electronic medical information, and (2) automatically record and preserve any change or deletion of any electronically stored medical information. The record of any change or deletion shall include the identity of the person who accessed and changed the medical information, the date and time the medical information was accessed, and the change that was made to the medical information. A patient's right to access or receive a copy of his or her electronic medical records upon request shall be consistent with applicable state and federal laws governing patient access to, and the use and disclosures of, medical information.

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Each agency shall keep an accurate accounting of the date, nature, and purpose of (certain) disclosures made pursuant to section 1798.24, including the name, title, and business address of the person or agency to whom the disclosure was made.

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An agency may disclose personal information pursuant to a determination by the agency that compelling circumstances exist that affect the health or safety of an individual, if upon the disclosure notification is transmitted to the individual to whom the information pertains at his or her last known address. Disclosure shall not be made if it is in conflict with other state or federal laws.

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Each agency shall inform any person or agency to whom a record containing personal information has been disclosed during the preceding three years of any correction or notation of dispute made pursuant to the individual's request to amend the record, if (1) an accounting of the disclosure is required by Section 1798.25 [to law enforcement or a regulatory agency] or 1798.26 [to the Department of Motor Vehicles], and the accounting has not yet been destroyed, or (2) the information provides the name of the person or agency to whom the disclosure was made, or (3) the person who is the subject of the disclosed record provides the name of the person or agency to whom the information was disclosed.

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With some exceptions, if a business has an established business relationship with a customer and has within the immediately preceding calendar year disclosed personal information, including medical conditions and drugs, therapies, or medical products/equipment used, to third parties that used the personal information for direct marketing purposes, that business shall, upon request from the customer, provide to the customer free of charge: (1) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by the business to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; and (2) the names and addresses of the third parties and in some cases, examples of the products or services marketed, sufficient to give the customer a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties' business.

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A school district is not authorized to permit access to pupil records to any person without written parental consent or under judicial order. However, exceptions exist for those requesting access for legitimate educational interests: any judge or probation officer for the purpose of a truancy mediation program or a truancy petition, in which case, a school district releasing pupil information to a judge or probation officer shall inform, or provide written notification to, the parent or guardian of the pupil within 24 hours of the release of the information; and any county placing agency for case management purposes. School districts, county offices of education, and county placing agencies may develop cooperative agreements to facilitate confidential access to and exchange of the pupil information by electronic mail, facsimile, electronic format, or other secure means.

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The second section of a certificate of live birth, the electronic file information collected under 102426, and the second section of a certificate of fetal death under 103025 shall be confidential. Access to such confidential information is limited to department staff, local registrar's staff, local health department if approved by registrar county coroner, persons with valid scientific interest as determined by State Registrar, the parent signing the certificate, person named on certificate, person petitioning adoption. The department shall maintain a record of person allowed access to such confidential information.

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Access to medical and health reports portions of birth records is limited to state and local registrar staff, state and local health department staff, and persons with valid educational or scientific interest as determined by the State Registrar and are engaged in studies for health purposes. The department shall maintain accurate records of those allowed access to reports.

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The department shall maintain a record of all persons given access to confidential birth defects monitoring program information including: the name of the person authorizing access, the person given access, dates of access, and the specific purpose for which information will be used.

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All information collected for the Parkinson's disease incidence program is confidential, unless otherwise provided in this section. Before disclosing information, the person or entity requesting confidential information must agree in writing to maintain the confidentiality of the information. Disclosure of information should be limited to the stated purpose of the request and only used for such purpose. The Department of Health Services must maintain a record of persons given access to confidential information. Confidential information cannot be subpoenaed or used or admitted into evidence in judicial or administrative proceedings. Individuals shall have access to their own information.

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