INFORMATION FOR PROVIDERS:

DISEASE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

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.

  • 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.