Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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Communicable Disease and other Required Reporting

 

Under the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Section 2500), public health professionals, medical providers and others are mandated to report approximately 85 diseases or conditions to their local health department. Additionally, anyone in charge of any type of school is also required to report these diseases (Section 2508), as are Laboratories (Section 2505).
2500(a)(14) “Health care provider” means a physician or surgeon, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse, nurse midwife, school nurse, infection control practitioner, medical examiner, coroner, or a dentist.

Objectives of Surveillance
- protecting the health of the public;
- to determine the extent of illness within the community;
- to evaluate risk of transmission;
- to intervene rapidly when appropriate.

What is Reportable?
The current list may be found at this link: List of Reportable Diseases (Section 2500)

Failure to report conditions in accordance with time requirements may result in increased transmission of disease in the community, as well as being a misdemeanor punishable by fine and/or incarceration, and is a citeable offense by the Medical Board of California..