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AB-1388 COVID-19: death data.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(a) COVID-19 has already killed more than 50,000 people in California, and state residents deserve to have greater transparency on the deadly toll of the pandemic.
(b) Preliminary data on COVID-19 deaths show that a disproportionate loss of life has occurred in low-income communities and communities of color, and there is a need to inspire greater equity in distribution of vaccines to the hardest hit communities.

SEC. 2.

 Section 120131 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

120131.
 (a) The department shall report COVID-19 death data by ZIP Code on its COVID-19 dashboard.
(b) The department shall create a uniform dashboard for county health departments to use for the purposes of reporting COVID-19 death data on their public internet websites.
(c) Data reported shall comply with federal and state privacy standards, including the deidentification of protected health information in accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.