|Who is required to report communicable disease?
Medical doctors, osteopaths, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, infection control practitioners, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, and administrators of health facilities and clinics knowing of a case or suspected case of a communicable disease are required to report it to the local health department according to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 17, Section 2500. In addition, anyone in charge of a public or private school, kindergarten, boarding school, or preschool is also required to report these diseases, section 2508. Laboratories are required to report certain communicable diseases according to CCR Title 17, Section 2505, Reportable Conditions: Notification by Laboratories.
List of Reportable Diseases
Lab Reportable Conditions
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|Confidential Morbidity Report Forms
Web Based Confidential Morbidity Reports (CMR) Now Available!
CMRs can now be completed and submitted online to the Santa Barbara County Disease Control Unit. Enroll Today.
Confidential Morbidity Reports (CMR) - Use this form to report all other diseases except TB or DMV.
Confidential Morbidity Report (DMV) - Use this report for reporting lapses of consciousness, Alzheimmer's or other conditions which may impair the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Confidential Morbidity Report (Tuberculosis ONLY) - Only use this form for reporting Tuberculosis
For more detailed information on reportable diseases, we have provided the links below. Links are to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), World Health Organization (WHO) and Medline Plus Medical Dictionary (National Library of Medicine - NLM) websites.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Botulism (Infant, Foodborne, Wound, Other)
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
Cysticercosis or Taeniasis
Domoic Acid Poisoning (Amnesiac Shellfish Poisoning)
Escherichia coli: shiga toxin producing (STEC) including E. coli O157
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease (<15 years only)
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Hepatitis D (Delta)
Herpes - Genital
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
(SARS) - Severe Acute Repiratory Syndrome
Scombroid Fish Poisoning
Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) (MRSA)
Streptococcal Infection - Group A
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
West Nile Virus