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Emergency Care Data Records – Cal. Health & Safety Code § 128736

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Each hospital must file an Emergency Care Data Record for each patient in a hospital emergency department and must include the following:

  1. Date of birth
  2. Sex
  3. Race
  4. Ethnicity
  5. Principal language spoken
  6. Zip code
  7. Patient social security number
  8. Service date
  9. Diagnoses
  10. Causes of injury
  11. Procedures
  12. Patient disposition
  13. Expected source of payment

The statute outlines that it is the intent that patient confidentiality not be violated in reporting the above.  The data is also required to be de-identified when disclosing.

Current as of June 2015