New Parkinson's Reporting Requirements Take Effect July 1

 

Health care providers diagnosing or providing treatment to Parkinson's disease patients will be required to report each case of Parkinson's disease to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) beginning July 1, 2018.

The data will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease. California's large and diverse population makes it ideal for expanding the understanding of this disease to improve the lives of Parkinson's patients.

 CDPH is currently developing a California Parkinson's Disease Registry Implementation Guide that will detail how health care providers can comply with the reporting mandate. The guide will be released in April 2018and will be available at www.cdph.ca.gov/parkinsons. The guide will provide the necessary information for reporting Parkinson's disease data, and outline who is required to report, the timeline for reporting, and the electronic methods for transmitting data to the California Parkinson's Disease Registry.

 For more information, see CDPH's fact sheet, which provides more details related to the new law.