Healthcare Providers

HEALTH ADVISORIES

Click on the link below to download a PDF of current health advisories and health updates. These messages are intended for healthcare providers.

Click here to view News Releases issued by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Disease Reporting

The Pasadena Public Health Department is dedicated to maintaining a close relationship with its health professional partners within the community by providing timely and accurate health information, and facilitating mandated disease reporting requirements.

Reporting is crucial for disease surveillance and detection of disease outbreaks. Under the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Section 2500), public health professionals, medical providers and others are mandated to report more than 80 diseases or conditions to the Pasadena Public Health Department. In addition, persons in charge of any type of school are also required to report these diseases (Section 2508), as are laboratories (Section 2505).

Physicians, surgeons, veterinarians, podiatrists, 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 to the local health department (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).
Report a disease by downloading:

Health Order

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE):

The Pasadena Health Officer issued a Health Order for reporting CRE on 01/19/17. The reporting of CRE will allow for better understanding of antimicrobial resistance. Compliance with the Health Order is as follows:

  • The acute care hospital and all skilled nursing facilities enrolled in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) shall report clinical laboratory CRE-positive tests collected on or after January 1, 2017.
  • The acute care hospital and all skilled nursing facilities enrolled in NHSN shall confer rights for CRE data, including patient information, to the Los Angeles County CRE NHSN group by February 28, 2017.
  • Skilled nursing facilities not enrolled in NHSN shall begin reporting by February 1, 2017.
  • As skilled nursing facilities enroll in NHSN, they are no longer to report CRE via Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR); the reporting requirement will shift to NHSN.
  • The acute care hospital and all skilled nursing facilities that create an antibiogram shall submit the antibiogram electronically, as specified by the PPHD Communicable Disease Program. At this time, antibiograms may be submitted to hai@cityofpasadena.net.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has also issued a Health Order for reporting CRE. Click here to read the order, register for an informational webinar on February 14 and 17, and for additional resources.

Clinical guidance and epidemiological information on CRE can be found at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Influenza:

On October 28, 2015, the City of Pasadena Health Officer issued a Health Order mandating that all licensed health care facilities implement a program that requires health care personnel to receive an annual influenza vaccination for the current season. The Pasadena Health Officer issued a 2016 continuation of this Health Order. Download a PDF of the Health Order.

Contact (626) 744-6089 for additional questions on Health Orders.

Provider Updates

The City of Pasadena Public Health Department remains up-to-date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, American Pediatrics Association, and other accredited sources for medical information.  Download the following notices below and check back often for more information on various changes to disease treatment and screening guidelines:

Rabies Reporting & Information

To report an animal that you suspect to be rabid, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reporting Animal Bites website. For information on rabies, including symptoms, treatment, and transmission, go to http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/rabies.htm.

Zika Virus Disease