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AB-1787 Reporting: Valley Fever.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 120161 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120161.
 If the department receives a report of a case of coccidioidomycosis after the department’s reporting deadline for a specified year, the department shall include the case in its data collection for the next year and attribute it to the year of diagnosis in future data reporting.

SEC. 2.

 Section 120162 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120162.
 By April 15 of each year, the department shall collect data on coccidioidomycosis cases from both of the following:
(a) The California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE).
(b) Any other electronic data system used by a local health department, a coccidioidomycosis case report submitted to the department by a local health officer, or both.

SEC. 3.

 Section 120163 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120163.
 (a) If the department collects data on coccidioidomycosis cases from a local health officer and removes discrepant data from its internal dataset for any reason, including, but not limited to, to delete duplicate cases reported by multiple counties, the department shall report in a timely manner sufficient information about its removal of the discrepant data to the local health officer and the local health officer may remove the discrepant data from the county’s dataset.
(b) If the department publishes provisional data on coccidioidomycosis cases, the department shall include in its publication an explanation for likely data changes between initial and final publication, and an explanation for discrepancies between data reported by a local health officer and data reported by the department.
(c) If the department publishes data on coccidioidomycosis cases, the department shall include in its publication the date range of the dataset published and the date on which the published data set was updated.