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Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §2500, §2593, §2641.5-2643.20, and §2800-2812 Reportable Diseases and Conditions*

Updated June 2016

§2500. Reporting to the Local Health Authority.

§2500(b) It shall be the duty of every health care provider, knowing of 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 juridiction where the patient resides. Where no health care provider is in attendance, any individual having 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 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.

Urgency Reporting Requirements [17 CCR §2500(h)(i)]

Report immediately by telephone.

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Report immediately by telephone (designated by a (diamond) in regulations).

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Report immediately by telephone when two or more cases or suspected cases of foodborne disease from separate households are suspected to have the same source of illness (designated by a (filled circle) in regulations.)

FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail.

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Report by FAX, telephone, or mail within one working day of identification (designated by a + in regulations).

 

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All other diseases/conditions should be reported by electronic transmission (including FAX), telephone, or mail within seven calendar days of identification.

Reportable Communicable Diseases §2500(j)(1)

FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Amebiasis
  Anaplasmosis
Report immediately by telephone. Anthrax, human or animal
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Babesiosis
Report immediately by telephone. Botulism (Infant, Foodborne, Wound, Other)
Report immediately by telephone. Brucellosis, animal (except infections due to Brucella canis)
Report immediately by telephone. Brucellosis, human
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Campylobacteriosis
  Chancroid
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Chickenpox (Varicella) (outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths)
  Chlamydia trachomatis infections, including Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Chikungunya Virus Infection
Report immediately by telephone. Cholera
Report immediately by telephone. Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
  Coccidioidomycosis
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Colorado Tick Fever
  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Cryptosporidiosis
  Cyclosporiasis
  Cysticercosis or Taeniasis
Report immediately by telephone. Dengue Virus Infection
Report immediately by telephone. Diptheria
Report immediately by telephone. Domoic Acid Poisoning (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning)
  Ehrlichiosis
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Encephalitis, Specify Etiology: Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic
Report immediately by telephone. Escherichia coli shiga toxin producing (STEC) including E. coli O157
Report immediately by telephone. Flavivirus infection of undetermined species
† FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Foodborne Disease
  Giardiasis
  Gonococcal Infections
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease, all serotypes (report an incident of less than five years of age)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Hantavirus Infections
Report immediately by telephone. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Hepatitis A, acute infection
  Hepatitis B (specify acute case or chronic)
  Hepatitis C (specify acute case or chronic)
  Hepatitis D (Delta) (specify acute case or chronic)
  Hepatitis E, acute infection
  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, stage 3 (AIDS)
Report immediately by telephone. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acute Infection
  Influenza, deaths in laboratory-confirmed cases for age 0-64 years
Report immediately by telephone. Influenza, novel strains (human)
  Legionellosis
  Leprosy (Hansen Disease)
  Leptospirosis
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Listeriosis
  Lyme Disease
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Malaria
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Measles (Rubeola)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Meningitis, Specify Etiology: Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic
Report immediately by telephone. Meningococcal Infections
  Mumps
Report immediately by telephone. Novel Virus Infection with Pandemic Potential
Report immediately by telephone. Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Report immediately by telephone. Plague, Human or Animal
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Poliovirus Infection
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Psittacosis
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Q Fever
Report immediately by telephone. Rabies, Human or Animal
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Relapsing Fever
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (only report a death in a patient less than five years of age)
  Rickettsial Diseases (non-Rocky mountain Spotted Fever), including Typhus and Typhus-like illnesses
  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  Rubella (German Measles)
  Rubella Syndrome, Congenital
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Salmonellosis (Other than Typhoid Fever)
Report immediately by telephone. Scombroid Fish Poisoning
Report immediately by telephone. Shiga toxin (detected in feces)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Shigellosis
Report immediately by telephone. Smallpox (Variola)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Streptococcal Infections (Outbreaks of Any Type and Individual Cases in Food Handlers and Dairy Workers Only)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Syphilis
  Tetanus
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Trichinosis
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Tuberculosis
  Tularemia, animal
Report immediately by telephone. Tularemia, human
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Typhoid Fever, Cases and Carriers
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Vibrio Infections
Report immediately by telephone. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, human or animal (e.g. Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg viruses)
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. West Nile Virus (WNV) Infection
Report immediately by telephone. Yellow Fever
FAX Report by FAX. Report by mail. Yersiniosis
Report immediately by telephone. Zika Virus Infection
Report immediately by telephone. Occurrence of Any Unusual Disease
Report immediately by telephone. Outbreaks of Any Disease (Including diseases not listed in §2500). Specify if institutional and/or open community.

HIV Reporting by Health Care Providers §2641.5-2643.20

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection at all stages is reportable by traceable mail, person-to-person transfer, or electronically within seven calendar days. For complete HIV-specific reporting requirements, see Title 17, CCR, §2641.30-2643.20 and http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/aids/Pages/tOAHIVRptgSP.aspx

Reportable Noncommunicable Diseases/Conditions §2800-2812 and §2593(b)

Disorders Characterized by Lapses of Consciousness (§2800-2812)

Pesticide-related illness or injury (known or suspected cases)**

Cancer, including benign and borderline brain tumors (except (1) basal and squamous skin cancer unless occurring on genitalia, and (2) carcinoma in-situ and CIN III of the Cervix) (§2593)***

Locally Reportable Diseases

TB Infection (positive PPD-Mantoux) of children under age 5 years.

TB conversion (positive PPD-Mantoux) of any person who had tested negative during the previous two years.

*This form is designed for health care providers to report those diseases mandated by Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR). Failure to report is a misdemeanor(Health & Safety Code §120295) and is a citable offense under the Medical Board of California Citation and Fine Program (Title 16, CCR, §1364.10 and 1364.11).

**Failure to report is a citable offense and subject to civil penalty ($250) (Health and Safety Code §105200).

*** The Confidential Physician Cancer Reporting Form may also be used. See Physician Reporting Requirements for Cancer Reporting in CA at: www.ccrcal.org.

Download CMR Forms

CDPH 110A (pdf)
For reporting all conditions except TB and conditions reportable to DMV.

CDPH 110B (pdf)
For reporting TB.

CDPH 110C (pdf)
For reporting lapses of consciousness or control, Alzheimer's disease or other conditions which may impair the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Download CMR Forms

CDPH 110A (pdf)
For reporting all conditions except TB and conditions reportable to DMV.

CDPH 110B (pdf)
For reporting TB.

CDPH 110C (pdf)
For reporting lapses of consciousness or control, Alzheimer's disease or other conditions which may impair the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Contact

For more information about Disease Control, please contact:
Disease Control Unit
DHS - Public Health Division
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4567
Fax: (707) 565-4565
Ask a Disease Control Nurse

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