California Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 130311.5


(a)

The office shall assume statewide leadership, coordination, direction, and oversight responsibilities for determining which provisions of state law concerning personal medical information are preempted by HIPAA pursuant to Section 160.203 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. State entities impacted by HIPAA shall, at the direction of the office, do the following:

(1)

Assist in determining which state laws concerning personal medical information are preempted by HIPAA.

(2)

Conform to all determinations made by the office concerning HIPAA preemption issues.

(b)

Any provision of state law concerning personal medical information that is determined by the office to be preempted by HIPAA pursuant to Section 160.203 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, shall not be applicable to the extent of that preemption. The remainder of the provisions of state law concerning personal medical information shall remain in full force and effect.
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