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Investigative consumer reporting agency shall not furnish report to employer, court, insurance, or landlord if it includes medical information unless consumer consents.

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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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An employer that receives medical information shall establish appropriate procedures such as instruction to employees and security systems to ensure the confidentiality and protection from unauthorized use and disclosure of that information.

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No employer shall use, disclose, or knowingly permit its employees or agents to use or disclose employee medical information without a signed authorization by the patient.

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An authorization for an employer to disclose medical information shall be valid if it complies with all of the following: 1) must be signed by the patient (or in some cases, his legal representative, or beneficiary) and states: (1) the use of the type of information to be disclosed; (2) the names of the health care provider or other parties that may disclose the information or who are authorized to receive the info; (3) the limitations on use of the info; (4) the date after which the information can no longer be disclosed.

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Upon demand by the patient or the person who signed an authorization, an employer possessing the authorization shall furnish a true copy thereof.

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An employer that discloses medical information pursuant to this chapter shall communicate to the person or entity to which it discloses the medical information any limitations in the authorization regarding the use of the medical information.

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An employer that is a provider of health care (or its agent) shall not be deemed to have violated Civil Code 56.20 if it follows the requirements for disclosing medical information possessed in connection with providing health care services to the provider's patients or employing its own employees.

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An employer that is an insurance institution, insurance agent, or insurance support organization . . . shall not be deemed to have violated Section 56.20 by disclosing medical information gathered in connection with an insurance transaction in accordance with that act.

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insurer, employer
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An employer may not require medical or psychological examinations of employees, unless they are job-related and necessary for business. Employers may conduct voluntary medical examinations, including voluntary medical histories, which are part of an employee health program available to employees at that worksite.

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