California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.73


Every contract of admission shall state that residents have a right to confidential treatment of medical information.


The contract shall provide a means by which the resident may authorize the disclosure of information to specific persons, by attachment of a separate sheet that conforms to the specifications of Section 56 of the Civil Code. After admission, the facility shall encourage residents having capacity to make health care decisions to execute an advance health care directive in the event that he or she becomes unable to give consent for disclosure. The facility shall make available upon request to the long-term care ombudsman a list of newly admitted patients.

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