CDPH Provides Updates on Public Health Orders

April 30, 2020

Today, the Chicago Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Health Alert providing updated guidance on Public Health Order 2020-4, requiring acute and long-term care hospitals to allow CDPH access to electronic health records data for COVID-19 patients. The alert indicates May 6 as the date by which minimal standards for reporting should be in place. The alert provides information on data transmission as well.

In addition, the alert provides more information on Public Health Order 2020-6, requiring all providers and entities offering testing to update their websites in machine readable formats which will enable CDPH to identify sites offering testing.