In 2017, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) issued a Health Officer Order for reporting CRE and submitting CRE isolates to the Alameda County Public Health Laboratory. CDPH began to require laboratory reporting of CPOs as of September 2022.
Of note, the CDPH requirement does not supercede the local Health Officer Order.
Healthcare providers are required to report by either securely emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing a CMR to 510-273-3744 within one working day of receiving the laboratory diagnosis with a copy of the laboratory test results.
Laboratories are required to report CRE cases within one working day of identification. Additionally, any laboratory that isolates CRE from a patient specimen must submit a culture to the Alameda County Public Health Laboratory if the patient resides in Alameda County; of if the patient’s residence is unknown, of the healthcare facility; or provider’s office is located in Alameda County.