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§ 505.6. Release of Patient Information.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 12. Military and Veterans Affairs
Division 2. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Chapter 4. Veterans' Home of California
12 CCR § 505.6
§ 505.6. Release of Patient Information.
(a) The Veterans Home shall require applicants, who have been hospitalized within the two (2) years preceding the requested admission date to the Veterans Home, to complete a release of information form showing name(s) of hospital(s) and date(s) treated. The Veterans Home provides a form which may be used for this purpose. However, it is not mandatory for the applicant to use the Homes's form as long as the applicant signs and dates a letter that:
(1) Authorizes their current hospital, whose name the applicant provides, to disclose to the Veterans Home, medical records or other information regarding treatment, hospitalization or outpatient care of the applicant. The letter should also state that these medical records must include any available information regarding the applicant's diagnosis and treatment for alcohol abuse, drug abuse and/or psychiatric treatment.
(2) States the purpose for which the information is required and what specific information is to be released as well as what information shall not be released.
(3) States that this authorization may be revoked at any time by the applicant and that in any case it shall terminate six months from the date of the letter.
(b) The Veterans Home shall require a discharge summary on the applicant for any hospitalization regarding alcohol treatment or psychiatric illness. As defined in Section 70749(a)(16), Title 22, CCR, Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, a discharge summary is a document which contains a brief recapitulation of the significant findings and events of the patient's hospitalization, condition on date of discharge and the recommendations and arrangements for future care.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 700 and 1044, Military and Veterans Code. Reference: Sections 1012 and 1043, Military and Veterans Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 502.1 to new section 505.6 filed 9-27-2018 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2018, No. 39).
This database is current through 10/4/19 Register 2019, No. 40
12 CCR § 505.6, 12 CA ADC § 505.6
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