October 18, 2022
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised COVID-19 reporting requirements for health care providers.
Under the new requirements, effective October 4, 2022, physicians and other health care providers must still report patient hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19, but they are no longer required to report every confirmed or suspected case. Health care providers conducting point of care testing must still report test results consistent with the requirements for laboratories.
As CDPH already depends primarily on laboratory reporting for identification and monitoring of COVID-19 cases, limiting health care provider reporting to severe cases reflects the evolving priorities for COVID-19 surveillance.