(a) Notwithstanding Section 10850, an authorized employee of a county social services department may disclose the name and residential address of elderly or disabled clients to police, fire, paramedical personnel, or other designated emergency services personnel, in the event of a public safety emergency that necessitates the possible evacuation of the area in which those elderly or disabled clients reside. Those public safety emergencies include, but are not limited to, fires, earthquakes, gas leaks, bomb scares, and other natural or human-made occurrences that jeopardize the immediate physical safety of county residents.
(b) The Director of Social Services shall seek any federal approval necessary to implement subdivision (a).
(c) Subdivision (a) shall be implemented only if the director executes a declaration, that shall be retained by the director, stating that any federal approval required for implementation of subdivision (a) has been obtained, and only for the duration of that approval.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 121, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018