Communicable Disease Reporting

To protect the public from the spread of infectious, contagious, and communicable disease, health care providers are required by law to report communicable diseases to the local health officer. Every health care provider knowing of or in attendance on a case or suspected case of any of the communicable diseases and conditions specified in Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 2500, must notify the local health department (LHD).

Reports must be made using the Confidential Morbidity Report. A completed copy of the report must be sent to the Communicable Disease Control division of the county health department.