San Mateo County Public Health Reporting Guidelines

Healthcare providers are required to report communicable diseases, child or elder abuse, and other situations that are a threat to the well-being of San Mateo County residents.

The reporting guidelines and forms in this manual consolidate information on what to report, as well as when, how, and why. Public Health uses the data from the reports to respond to specific situations, to identify and track health problems, to develop local health policy and programs, and to report our findings back to you.

Thank you for helping us identify, control, and prevent outbreaks of serious illnesses in our community and improve the overall health of the public. Please contact Public Health at 650-573-2346 if you have questions. Updates to documents are noted below.

 

COVER PAGE, INTRODUCTION, AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page
Introduction
Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: REPORTABLE DISEASES

I. Reportable Diseases
A. Using the Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) (link under construction)
B. Confidential Morbidity Report & Reportable Diseases/Conditions
1. Communicable Diseases/ Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CD/STD CMR) [PDF]
2. Tuberculosis (TB CMR) [PDF]
3. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV CMR) [PDF]
C. Laboratory Reporting Responsibilities
D. Public Health Reporting and Privacy (HIPAA)

SECTION TWO: SPECIFIC INFECTIONS AND CONDITIONS

II: Specific Infections and Conditions
A. Tuberculosis
1. Overview
2. Screening
3. Managing Patients with Positive Tuberculosis Skin Tests
4. Treatment of Latent TB Infection
5. TB Classification
6. Resources
7. Laboratory Responsibilities
8. San Mateo County Tuberculosis Control Hospital Discharge Planning Summary Form
B. Sexually Transmitted Infections
1. Overview
2. Treatment Guidelines
3. California STD Treatment Guidelines for Adults & Adolescents (2007)
C. HIV Infection and AIDS
1. Reporting Overview
2. Adult Case Form - ages 13 and above
3. Pediatric Case Form - ages 12 and below
D. Animal Bites and Rabies
1. Overview (updated 6/02/09)
2. Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis Guide (updated 12/21/09)
3. Animal Bite Report
E. West Nile Virus
1. Overview (updated 6/02/09)
2. West Nile Virus Specimen Submittal Form (updated 6/05/09)
3. West Nile Virus Case History Form (updated 6/05/09)
F. Lyme Disease
1. Overview (updated 6/05/09)
G. Suspected Human Cases Avian Influenza
1. Overview (updated 6/02/09)
2. Algorithm for ED/Outpatient Testing (updated 6/02/09)
3. Specimen Submittal Form (updated 6/05/09)
4. California Case Report Form for Laboratory-Confirmed Avian (H5N1) Influenza (updated 6/02/09)
F. Suspected Bioterrorism
1. Overview (updated 6/02/09)
2. Bioterrorism Categories and Resources (updated 6/02/09)

SECTION THREE: SELECTED COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

III. Selected Communicable Diseases
A. Guidelines for Reporting and Management of Cases and Contacts (updated 6/05/09)

SECTION FOUR: OTHER REPORTABLE CONDITIONS

IV: Other Reportable Conditions
A. Pesticide Related Illness and Injury
1. Overview [PDF] (updated 11/25/13)
2. Reporting Form
B. Child Abuse and Neglect
1. Overview
2. Reporting Form and Reporting Form Instructions
C. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
1. Overview
2. Reporting Form and Instructions
D. Domestic Violence
1. Overview
2. Reporting Form
E. Law Enforcement Jurisdiction List
F. Vaccine Reactions
1. Overview
2. Reporting Form

SECTION FIVE: QUICK GUIDE FOR REPORTING
V: Quick Guide for Reporting [PDF] (updated 11/25/13)
COMPLETE REPORTING GUIDELINES IN ONE DOCUMENT
View/Download Complete Reporting Guidelines - 109 pages, 6.39 MB