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Section 1218.2. (Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 602, Sec. 5.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1218.2.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, two or more primary care clinics that are operated by a single nonprofit corporation shall be entitled to consolidate their administrative functions within the State of California without first obtaining the approval of the department. The department shall have access to offsite records. Upon request for access by the department, offsite records shall either be transferred to a clinic or administrative site or be available at the offsite facility within 48 hours. The administrative functions are limited to the following:

(a) Offsite storage and maintenance of patient medical records that have been inactive for at least three years.

(b) Offsite storage and maintenance of personnel records, except that copies of specific records documenting the employees’ date of hire, general qualifications, proof of current licensure if applicable, training, and annual health checks shall be kept at the site at which the employee provides all or a majority of his or her services.

(c) Billing and related financial functions.

(d) Purchasing functions.

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