Who Should Report a Communicable Disease
According to Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, §2500(b), every health care provider who knows about a case or suspects a case of any of the reportable diseases or conditions must report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient lives.
If there is no health care provider, any person who knows or suspects one of the reportable diseases or conditions may report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient lives.
Health care providers include physicians, surgeons, veterinarians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, school nurses, infection control practitioners, medical examiners, coroners, or dentists.
Disease Reporting Information