The California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CA Civil Code §56 et seq) understands that Private Information about your health and healthcare is perhaps the most sensitive and personal kind of information collected. California State & Federal HIPAA laws give us many rights to limit those who see our medical records.
Businesses are forbidden from trying to obtain medical information directly from an individual for direct marketing purposes without clearly and conspicuously disclosing how it will use and share that information, and without obtaining the consumer’s consent. (SB 1633 Civil Code §1798.91)
California Patients Guide
CA Healthcare Foundation 15 Page Pdf Rights & Requirements
California CONFIDENTIALITY OF MEDICAL INFORMATION Act
§56 – §56.37
Technical & Research Links
Use of Social Security Number §1798.85
California Senate Bill 168
Health Net’s FAQ’s
Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act §791-791.27
California Code of Regulations Section §2689.1 et seq.
Related Pages in Privacy – HIPAA Section