All reference laboratory and diagnostic testing services provided by Noble Manes Clinic & Laboratory is by order of our Staff Veterinarian Dr. Lindsey Abbott, DVM; and therefore, regulated under California State Statutes, California Governing Business Codes with regard to Confidentiality of Veterinary Records, and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). Further all employees of Noble Manes Clinic & Laboratory, it’s parent company The NM Group, LLC; are prohibited from sharing or disclosing any Client or Patient Records with any 3rd party except as required under California State Law.
California Veterinary Medical Association
Through the efforts of the CVMA, the California legislature enacted Senate Bill-490 (SB-490), which was signed by Governor Gray Davis and became effective on January 1, 2000. SB-490 addresses two important privacy issues relating to confidentiality of veterinary and related client records. First, it establishes that veterinary records – any information relating to the animal, the client owner or the care provided – are treated as confidential information and the veterinarian is prohibited from disclosing such information to third parties without consent of the client responsible for the animal. Second, it provides that all information obtained from an animal owner collected through mandatory license applications and rabies vaccines is confidential and may not be used, distributed or released by cities and counties, except to ensure compliance with existing law.
California Business and Professional Code
California Department of Consumer Affairs
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated and wish to complain, you may file a complaint online: