CHA News Article

New Law Requires Providers to Report Parkinson’s Cases Beginning July 1

A new state law requires health care providers diagnosing or treating Parkinson’s disease patients to report each case to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) beginning July 1. The state is establishing the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a statewide population-based registry that will measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson’s disease. CDPH intends to use the information to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.

CDPH recently issued an implementation guide that includes the necessary specifications for reporting Parkinson’s disease data and outlines who is required to report, the timing of reporting and the methods for transmitting data. CHA is seeking clarification on some of the elements in the implementation guide and will share more information with members when available. CDPH will host informational meetings in May. For more information, visit the CDPH website.