Report 2018-116 Recommendation 9 Responses
Report 2018-116: San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak: By Acting More Quickly, the County and City of San Diego Might Have Reduced the Spread of the Disease (Release Date: December 2018)
Recommendation #9 To: Public Health, Department of
To further clarify the authority of local health officers, CDPH should finalize and issue its medical powers guide by April 30, 2019, and revise it to describe to the greatest extent possible the types of actions that local health officers can take within their jurisdictions to prevent or contain the spread of infectious disease.
60-Day Agency Response
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated the California Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual, Emergency Powers chapter to incorporate the types of actions that local health officers can take related to the prevention or containment of infectious diseases. The update has been released and is available on the CDPH website at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/EPO/Pages/Resource_Publications.aspx
- Completion Date: March 2019
- Response Date: February 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.