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File #: 20-0513    Version: 0 Name: Health Emergencies - Data Reporting
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: Health
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Health Emergencies - Data Reporting For the purpose of requiring the Health Commissioner, during the pendency of a declared health emergency, to publish certain aggregate data on the City’s website regarding Baltimore City residents diagnosed with an infectious disease and those City residents who have died from that infectious disease; requiring that the published data be disaggregated by race, gender, age, and zip code; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Bill Henry, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Eric T. Costello, Danielle McCray, Mary Pat Clarke, Zeke Cohen, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Data, Emergency, Health, Reports
Attachments: 1. 20-0513~1st Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/7/20200 City Council Failed - End of Term  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Innovation  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20200 The City Council Refer to Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Emergency Management  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

 

                     * Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.

                     The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

                     Introductory*

 

                     City of Baltimore

                     Council Bill          

                                                                                                                                                           

Introduced by: President Scott                                                                                                                 

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

Health Emergencies - Data Reporting

For the purpose of requiring the Health Commissioner, during the pendency of a declared health emergency, to publish certain aggregate data on the City’s website regarding Baltimore City residents diagnosed with an infectious disease and those City residents who have died from that infectious disease; requiring that the published data be disaggregated by race, gender, age, and zip code; and providing for a special effective date.

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By adding

Article - Health

Section(s) 4-104

Baltimore City Revised Code

(Edition 2000)

 

Section 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

 

                     Baltimore City Revised Code

 

                     Article - Health

 

Title 4.  Disease Control

 

Subtitle 1.  General Provisions

 

§ 4-104.  Health emergency - Data reporting.

 

(a)  Scope.

 

The requirements of this section only apply if:

 

(1)  either:

 

(i)  the Governor has issued a proclamation declaring a catastrophic health emergency under Title 14, Subtitle 3A of the State Public Safety Article {“Governor’s Health Emergency Powers”}; or

 

(ii)  the Mayor has issued an order or proclamation declaring a state of emergency under § 14-111 {“Local state of emergency”} of the State Public Safety Article;

 

(2)  the order or proclamation described in paragraph (1) of this subsection is in effect; and

 

(3)  the order or proclamation described in paragraph (1) of this subsection was issued as the result of an infectious disease outbreak.

 

(b)  Reporting.

 

(1)  In general.

 

Utilizing available data, the Commissioner shall publish daily reports on the City’s website indicating:

 

(i)   the aggregate number of Baltimore City residents diagnosed with the infectious disease underlying the emergency described in subsection (a) of this section; and

 

(ii) the aggregate number of Baltimore City residents who have died as a result of the infectious disease underlying the emergency described in subsection (a) of this section. 

 

(2)  Disaggregation of data.

 

The data published under this subsection shall be disaggregated by race, gender, age, and zip code.

 

(c)  Construction of section.

 

(1)  The report published under this section shall be prepared in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws and regulations regarding the  dissemination of health data.

 

(2)  Nothing in this section may be construed to require the Commissioner to collect or obtain data that is not already available to the Commissioner. 

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the date it is enacted.