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AB-1788 Public health: Valley Fever.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/28/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1788
CHAPTER 230

An act to add and repeal Section 120144 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.

[ Approved by Governor  August 28, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  August 28, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1788, Salas. Public health: Valley Fever.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to establish a list of reportable diseases and conditions. Existing law requires, for each reportable disease and condition, the department to specify the timeliness requirements related to the reporting of each disease and condition, and the mechanisms required for, and the content to be included in, reports made.
This bill would, until January 1, 2024, authorize the department, for the purpose of reports confirming a case of Valley Fever, to use laboratory criteria for diagnosis, with or without clinical criteria.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 120144 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120144.
 (a) The department may, for the purpose of reports confirming a case of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, use laboratory criteria for diagnosis, with or without clinical criteria.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.