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 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.
Downloadable forms to report a disease (PDF format):
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).
Healthcare providers who have questions regarding Senate Bill 277 (SB277), the State law which no longer permits immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public/private schools, should visit http://www.shotsforschool.org/.
Additional information on this website includes immunization schedules and reporting.
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.
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:
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.