Code Section

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 1. PERSONS [38 - 86]

  ( Heading of Division 1 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 12. )
  

PART 2.6. CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL INFORMATION [56 - 56.37]

  ( Part 2.6 repealed and added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 782, Sec. 2. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Disclosure of Medical Information by Providers [56.10 - 56.16]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 782, Sec. 2. )

  
56.16.  

For disclosures not addressed by Section 56.1007, unless there is a specific written request by the patient to the contrary, nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent a general acute care hospital, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, upon an inquiry concerning a specific patient, from releasing at its discretion any of the following information: the patient’s name, address, age, and sex; a general description of the reason for treatment (whether an injury, a burn, poisoning, or some unrelated condition); the general nature of the injury, burn, poisoning, or other condition; the general condition of the patient; and any information that is not medical information as defined in Section 56.05.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 444, Sec. 5. (SB 138) Effective January 1, 2014.)