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SB-744 Communicable diseases: respiratory disease information.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 3.75 (commencing with Section 120265) is added to Part 1 of Division 105 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  3.75. Communicable Respiratory Disease Information
120265.
 (a) An electronic tool used by a local 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 respiratory 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 all of the following:
(1) The type of housing where the patient resides.
(2) The number of people in the household where the patient resides.
(3) The occupation and workplace of the patient.
(4) The cities that the patient has traveled to in the previous 14 days.
(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 communicable respiratory diseases or conditions listed in subdivision (j) of Section 2500 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations shall report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides, all of the following:
(1) The type of housing where the patient resides.
(2) The number of people in the household where the patient resides.
(3) The occupation and workplace of the patient.
(4) The cities that the patient has traveled to in the previous 14 days.
120265.1.
 (a) The department shall create a program to provide expedited release, during a declared public health emergency, of health care data, including from Confidential Morbidity Reports and contact tracing reports, to researchers at a bona fide research institution of higher education. The department shall make the data available promptly, and on an ongoing basis, to qualified researchers who sign a memorandum of understanding with the department agreeing to use the data only for public health research purposes, to not disclose it to any other party, and to keep all personal information confidential.
(b) For purposes of this section, a “bona fide research institution of higher education” means a campus of the University of California or independent institutions of higher education, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66010 of the Education Code, that offer postgraduate degrees in public health.
(c) The department shall implement this chapter only upon an appropriation by the Legislature for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or another statute.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains 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.