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SB-932 Communicable diseases: data collection.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Sep 29, 2020


SECTION 1.

 Section 120255 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120255.
 (a) Any electronic tool used by a health officer, as defined by subdivision (a) of Section 2500 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, for the purpose of reporting cases of communicable disease to the State Department of Public Health, as required by Sections 2500 and 2502 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, shall include the capacity to collect and report data relating to sexual orientation and gender identity as reported pursuant to subdivision (b).
(b) In addition to the information required to be reported pursuant to Section 2500 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, a health care provider, as defined by subdivision (a) of Section 2500 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, that knows of or is in attendance on a case or suspected case of any of the diseases or conditions listed in subdivision (j) of Section 2500 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations shall report to the health officer for the jurisdiction in which the patient resides, the patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity, if known.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SEC. 3.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
To ensure public health officials efficiently and timely collect and report data relating to the sexual orientation and gender identity of individuals diagnosed with certain communicable diseases and because studies show that the LGBTQ community is uniquely susceptible to the economic and health impacts of communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.