(a)Notwithstanding Section 120980, the results of an HIV test that identifies or provides identifying characteristics of the person to whom the test results apply may be recorded by the physician who ordered the test in the test subject?s medical record or otherwise disclosed without written authorization of the subject of the test, or the subject?s representative as set forth in Section 121020, to the test subject?s providers of health care, as defined in Section 56.05 of the Civil Code, for purposes of diagnosis, care, or treatment of the patient, except that for purposes of this section, ?providers of health care? does not include a health care service plan regulated pursuant to Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2.
(b)Recording or disclosure of HIV test results pursuant to subdivision (a) does not authorize further disclosure unless otherwise permitted by law.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 444, Sec. 14.)