California Welfare and Institutions Code
Sec. § 9401

Area agencies on aging and other county agencies that provide services to older adults through an established multidisciplinary team, including the county departments of public social services, health, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and the public guardian, may provide information regarding older adult clients only to other county agencies with staff designated as members of a multidisciplinary team that are, or may be, providing services to the same individuals for purposes of identifying and coordinating the treatment of individuals served by more than one agency. The county patients’ rights advocate shall report any negative consequences of the implementation of this exception to confidentiality requirements to the local mental health director.
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