The following describes the reporting requirements for communicable diseases and and is displayed here for your convenience, last updated April 6, 2021. This data was sourced from California Department of Health (CDPH), form chph110a.pdf. For the latest information, please visit CDPH.
Per Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §2500, §2593, §2641.5-2643.20, and §2800-2812:
§ 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 condition 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 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)(15) "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)]
Reporting expectations are listed in calendar days unless otherwise mentioned.
Reportable Communicable Diseases §2500(j)
HIV Reporting by Health Care Providers §2641.30-2643.20
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 the California Department of Public Health’s HIV Surveillance and Case Reporting Resource page.
Reportable Noncommunicable Diseases and 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)***
* Form CDPH 110a 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.