Business and Professions Code - BPC


Published: 2015-07-08

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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 5. Medicine [2000 - 2521]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2. )
ARTICLE 16. Medical Statistics [2380 - 2392]
  ( Article 16 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2. )

2380.  

There is created within the board a Bureau of Medical Statistics. The purpose of the bureau is to provide the board and its divisions with statistical information necessary to carry out their functions of licensing, medical education, medical quality, and enforcement.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2.)

2381.  

As used in this article, “bureau” means the Bureau of Medical Statistics.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2.)

2382.  

The bureau shall conduct such research, including the gathering of appropriate statistics, as deemed desirable by the board and its divisions and related to their functions. The bureau shall have access to all medical and other information pertaining to the provision of health care services not privileged under law. In the gathering of such information, the bureau shall initially draw upon existing sources of pooled health data and may purchase such information or contract for the development of such data. In the event that such sources are deemed inadequate by the board or a division, the bureau may require any state agency or health care provider to transmit to the bureau statistical information not privileged under law. No provider shall be required to incur unreasonable expenses in the provision of such information. The bureau shall not gather or maintain statistical or other information that identifies individual patients, physicians and surgeons, or other health care providers, except for reports required by Article 11 (commencing with Section 800) of Chapter 1 or as is required to carry out any function of the board or its divisions which is designated by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2.)

2383.  

The bureau may prepare and issue the information questionnaire and report therefrom as required in Chapter 1.6 (commencing with Section 920).

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2.)

2386.  

The bureau shall be the repository for all reports filed with the board pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 800) of Chapter 2, and pursuant to Section 2220.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 607, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2004.)

2392.  

The board shall report at least annually to the Legislature on the data collected by the bureau pursuant to this article. Such reports and any data not privileged or confidential under state law shall also be available to the public.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2.)