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AB-1880 Valley Fever reporting.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 120132 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120132.
 (a) (1) On or before April 1 each year, the department shall collect data on coccidioidomycosis cases from the following:
(A) The California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE).
(B) Another electronic data system used by a local health department, or via a Form 8280 submitted by a local health officer, or both.
(2) A coccidioidomycosis case diagnosed during the preceding year, but reported after April 1, shall be included in the next year’s data collection and attributed to the year of diagnosis in future data reporting.
(b) If the department collects data on coccidioidomycosis cases from a local health officer and removes discrepant data from its internal data set 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 discrepant data to the local health officer so that the local health officer may remove discrepant data from the county’s data set.
(c) 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.
(d) If the department publishes data on coccidioidomycosis cases, the department shall include in its publication the date range of the data set published and the date on which the published data set was updated.