California Health and Safety Code Section 1280.16

CA Health & Safety Code § 1280.16 (2017)  

For purposes of Sections 1280.17, 1280.18, 1280.19, and 1280.20, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Department” means the State Department of Public Health.

(b) “Director” means the State Public Health Officer.

(c) “Medical information” means the term as defined in Section 56.05 of the Civil Code.

(d) “Provider of health care” means the term as defined in Sections 56.05 and 56.06 of the Civil Code.

(e) “Unauthorized access” means the inappropriate review or viewing of patient medical information without a direct need for diagnosis, treatment, or other lawful use as permitted by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 56) of Division 1 of the Civil Code) or by other statutes or regulations governing the lawful access, use, or disclosure of medical information.

(Added by renumbering Section 130201 by Stats. 2014, Ch. 31, Sec. 24. (SB 857) Effective June 20, 2014.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018