Office of AIDS - HIV Reporting
Emergency Name-based HIV Reporting Regulations [R-06-014E]: Made permanent February 6, 2008
On February 21, 2008, the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (CDPH/OA) received written notification that the final emergency regulations governing name-based HIV reporting became permanent on February 6, 2008, when they were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State’s Office. The emergency regulations were first promulgated on January 8, 2007.
Interested parties may go to the CDPH, Office of Regulations Web site to view the text of the finalized emergency regulations: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/DPOPP/regs/Pages/R-06-014E-ReportingHIVInfectionbyName.aspx.
The adoptions of these emergency regulations were a direct result of a new California law changing the reporting for cases of HIV infection on April 17, 2006. The new law (Health and Safety [H&S] Code Section 121022) requires that health care providers and laboratories report cases of HIV infection by name to the local health officer, and that local health officers report unduplicated HIV cases by name to CDPH/OA. H&S Code Section 121022 also requires CDPH/OA to develop emergency regulations that modify Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Sections 2641.5-2643.20 (HIV reporting by non-name code regulations) so that they are consistent with H&S Code Section 121022.
Inquiries regarding the emergency regulations may be directed to:
Karen Mark, MD, MPH, Chief, Surveillance, Research, and Evaluation Branch; Karen.Mark@cdph.ca.gov