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The authority shall report to the Legislature on the
effectiveness of the systems provided for in this division on or
before January 1, 1984, and annually thereafter, including within
this report, systems impact evaluations on death and disability.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a health facility as
defined in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 1250 may release
patient-identifiable medical information under the following
(1) To an EMS provider, information regarding a patient who was
treated, or transported to the hospital by, that EMS provider, to the
extent that specific data elements are requested for quality
assessment and improvement purposes.
(2) To the authority or the local EMS agency, to the extent that
specific data elements are requested for quality assessment and
(b) An EMS provider, local EMS agency, and the authority shall
request only those data elements that are minimally necessary in
compliance with Section 164.502 (b) and Section 164.514 (d) of Title
45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(c) The authority may develop minimum standards for the
implementation of data collection for system operation, patient
outcome, and performance quality improvement.
(d) For purposes of this section, "EMS provider" means an
organization employing an Emergency Medical Technician-I, Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic,
registered nurse, or physician for the delivery of emergency medical
care to the sick and injured at the scene of an emergency, during
transport, or during an interfacility transfer.