HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch
California Communicable Disease Reporting Laws
The following is the text of the law that mandates reporting, and instructions for how to report a case:
Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 2500
Reportable Diseases and Conditions
2500. REPORTING TO THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY.
2500 (b) It shall be the duty of every health care provider, knowing or in attendance on a case or suspected case of any of the diseases or conditions listed below, to report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides. Where no health care provider is in attendance, any individual having the knowledge of a person who is suspected to be suffering from one of the diseases or conditions listed below may make such a report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides.
2500 (c) The administrator of each health facility, clinic or other setting where more than one health care provider may know of a case, a suspected case or an outbreak of disease within the facility shall establish and be responsible for administrative procedures to assure that reports are made to the local health officer.
2500 (a) (14) 'Health care provider' means a physician and surgeon, a veterinarian, a podiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a nurse midwife, a school nurse, an infection control practitioner, a medical examiner, a coroner, or a dentist.
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Last updated, September 5, 2017.