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



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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 11, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1388


Introduced by Assembly Member Low

February 19, 2021


An act to add Section 120131 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1388, as amended, Low. COVID-19: death data.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to establish a list of reportable communicable and noncommunicable diseases and conditions and to specify the timeliness requirements related to the reporting of each disease and condition, and the mechanisms required for, and the contents to be included in, a report.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require counties to report COVID-19 death data.

This bill would require the department to report COVID-19 death data by ZIP Code on its COVID-19 dashboard and to create a uniform dashboard for county health departments to use for the purposes of reporting COVID-19 death data on their public internet websites.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislatures 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.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require counties to report COVID-19 death data.