Hepatitis C Provider Page
INFORMATION FOR PROVIDERS:
DISEASE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
- Notifiable Conditions List
- Notifiable Conditions Update
- Reporting Protocol
- HIPAA and Reporting to Public Health
- Texas Administrative Code
- Notifiable Conditions Reporting Form
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to report Hepatitis C?
Yes, acute and chronic Hepatitis C is notifiable under Texas Law (Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84 and 87)
Are there consequences for not reporting Hepatitis C?
Yes, failure to report is a Class B misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000.00 under the Texas Health and Safety Code, §81.049.
How do I report?
Completely fill out the Notifiable Conditions Reporting Form and submit to the City of El Paso Department of Public Health Epidemiology Program.
- Through our 24/7 Confidential Web-based Disease Reporting System https://elpaso.phims.org/cmr/login/aspx
- By calling the Epidemiology Program (915) 212-6520
Disease Reporting Hours:
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
What information must be reported?
Name, age, date of birth, sex, race/ethnicity, address, telephone number, disease, date of onset, method of diagnosis, preferred language, and name, address, and telephone number of physician.
What is the time frame that Hepatitis C needs to be reported?
Hepatitis C acute and chronic needs to be reported with 72 hours.
Should I tell my patient that I am going to report their condition to the City of El Paso Public Health Department?
Yes, it is a good idea to inform your patient’s that their condition will be reported because they may receive communication from the department.
Education and Promotion
- Hepatitis C Program
- Emergency Preparedness
STD Preventive Medicine
211 Call Center
5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, Texas 79905
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The mission of the Hepatitis C Program is to impact the El Paso community eradicating Hepatitis C by 2030.