SB 744

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2021
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Communicable diseases: respiratory disease information.


Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including the administration of provisions relating to the prevention and control of communicable diseases. Existing regulations require certain communicable diseases to be reported to local health officers by health providers, using a uniform Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) . This bill would require the department to collect and make publicly available, in machine-readable form, specified information from health providers regarding incidences of communicable respiratory disease. The bill would require the department to make the information available, during a declared public health emergency, both as individual records and, on a weekly basis, a weekly summary, identified by county, of the information collected. The bill would require certain information to be removed from the reports to prevent privacy violations. The bill would also require that any report of a communicable respiratory disease by a health care provider to a local health officer and any electronic tool used by a local health officer for the purposes of reporting cases of a communicable respiratory disease include information on the type of housing where the patient resides, the number of people in the patient's household, the occupation and workplace of the patient, and the cities that the patient has traveled to in the last 14 days. To the extent that this bill would increase the duties of local health officers, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (2)


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Apr 07, 2021


Set for hearing April 21.

Apr 05, 2021


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 03, 2021


Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.

Feb 22, 2021


Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.


Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)


(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.


Read first time.

Feb 19, 2021


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

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02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Senate PDF

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