- C1: Medical Privacy Basics for Californians
Topics: medical privacy terms and definitions, how HIPAA and California laws work together, California laws that protect medical privacy, and what information your medical records contain.
- C2: How is Your Medical Information Used and Disclosed – With and Without Consent?
Topics: authorization requirements when using or disclosing your medical information, when medical information can be used or disclosed without your authorization or consent.
- C3: Your Medical Information and Your Rights
Topics: your rights if your medical information is breached, your rights regarding the sale of your medical information, and your rights to prevent marketers from using your medical information.
- C4: Your Prescriptions and Your Privacy
Topics: pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug reports, prescription data mining, prescription drug monitoring programs, and tips for safeguarding your prescription information.
- C5: Employment and Your Medical Privacy
Topics: drug tests, access to workers compensation records, protections for disabled job applicants and employees, employer-sponsored health plans, employer access to your medical information, and employee wellness and harm risk reduction programs.
- C6: Health Information Exchange: Is Your Privacy Protected?
Topics: description of Health Information Exchange, benefits and risks, access guidelines, and consent for the electronic exchange of your medical information.
- "As more and more purchases are made over the Internet, states are looking for new ways to collect taxes on these sales. While there is a common misperception that states cannot tax Internet sales, the reality is that they may impose sales and use taxes on such transactions, even when the retailer is outside of the state. However, if the seller does not have a constitutionally sufficient connection (“nexus”) to the state, then the seller is under no enforceable obligation to collect a use tax. While the purchaser is still generally responsible for paying the use tax, the rate of compliance is low. Recent laws, often called “Amazon” laws in reference to the large Internet retailer, represent fresh attempts by the states to capture taxes on Internet sales. States enacting these laws have used two basic approaches. The first is to impose use tax collection responsibilities on retailers who compensate state residents for placing links on the state residents’ websites to the retailer’s website (i.e., online referrals or “click-throughs”). The other is to require remote sellers to provide sales and tax-related information to the state and/or the in-state customers. New York was the first state to enact click-through legislation, and Colorado was the first to pass a notification law. These laws have received significant publicity, in part due to questions about whether they impermissibly impose duties on remote sellers who do not have a sufficient nexus to the state."