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DIVISION 103. DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION [104100 - 106036]

  ( Division 103 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

PART 1. CHRONIC DISEASE [104100 - 104324.5]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 2. Cancer [104145 - 104200]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 340. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Lyme Disease Advisory Committee and Information Service [104190 - 104193]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 668, Sec. 2. )

104190.
  

As used in this article the following definitions apply:

(a)  “Disease” means Lyme disease recognized by the presence of the spirochete (borrelia burgdorferi), a spiral-shaped bacterium, in the human body.

(b)  “Lyme Disease Support Network” means the groups organized through hospitals and volunteer organizations to counsel and provide support to those individuals who have contracted the disease.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 668, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

104191.
  

(a)  There is hereby created in the state department the Lyme Disease Advisory Committee composed of , but not limited to, the following members:

(1)  One from the Lyme Disease Resource Center.

(2)  One from the Lyme Disease Support Network.

(3)  One from the California Medical Association.

(4)  One county public health official designated by the State Department of Health Services.

(5)  One from the department.

(b)  Members shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the director .

(c)  Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on the committee.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 668, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

104192.
  

The Lyme Disease Advisory Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the department regarding subjects including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a)  The content and geographic distribution of Lyme disease educational materials.

(b)  How best to provide information and outreach to the medical community.

(c)  How best to provide information and outreach to the general public.

(d)   Populations at risk of contracting Lyme disease.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 668, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

104193.
  

The department shall do all of the following:

(a)  Establish a Lyme disease information program that provides educational materials and information services on Lyme disease to the general public and the medical community. The Lyme disease information program shall provide information on all of the following:

(1)  The disease in general, including its symptoms.

(2)  Activities that increase one’s risk of contracting the disease.

(3)  The use of vaccines to prevent the disease.

(4)  The ways to protect oneself from contracting the disease, including the use of protective clothing and tick repellants.

(b)  Provide detailed information regarding Lyme disease and its treatment to physicians and surgeons in affected areas.

(c)  Identify those segments of the population that are especially at risk of contracting Lyme disease and may provide workshops, with detailed information on the disease in those areas or communities, if recommended by the Lyme Disease Advisory Committee.

(d)  Provide information to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board about risk factors for exposure to Lyme disease. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board may determine which employees should be required to receive the vaccine as a condition of employment, in order to reduce the potential liability of employers and protect the health of employees.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 668, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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