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.
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.