WHAT EACH STATE IS DOING ABOUT HEPATITIS C

THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED April 26, 2016

Besides the CDC Viral Hepatitis Web Page , the CDC has a "Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C" publication: 253 page pdf and the Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis at aids.gov . You may also

click on the abbreviation for the state you are interested in linking to:

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IO, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY.

ALABAMA

alabama.gov
Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator Program:
http://www.adph.org/hepatitis/index.asp?ID=547
AVHPCP Resources:
http://www.adph.org/hepatitis/index.asp?ID=548

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ALASKA

State of Alaska
Alaska has a viral hepatitis web page:
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/hepatitis/default.aspx

ARIZONA

az.gov
Arizona Dept. of Public Health Services have a HCV program web site:
http://azdhs.gov/phs/oids/hepc
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ARKANSAS

www.arkansas.gov
Arkansas has a hepatitis c web page:
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/infectiousDisease/hivStdHepatitisC/Pages/HepatitisC.aspx

CALIFORNIA

www.ca.gov
California has a HCV web page:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/HepatitisC.aspx

COLORADO

www.colorado.gov
Colorado has a hepatitis page of links:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/hepatitis
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CONNECTICUT

ct.gov
The Connecticut Epidemiologist reports that "...Laboratory reporting of hepatitis C has been modified. Laboratories are no longer required to report signal to cut off ratios or index values; positive antibody results are still required to be reported. Also, laboratories reporting hepatitis C results electronically (current or future) will be required to report genotype information" in their January 2016 publication .
Also of interest is the continuing requirement for chronic hepatitis C reporting within 12 hours by laboratory results. Connecticut also has a Viral Hepatitis web page:
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3135&q=393226

DELAWARE

delaware.gov
Delaware has a HCV web page:
www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/dpc/hepc.html

FLORIDA

myflorida.com
Florida is proactive:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/hepatitis/

GEORGIA

www.ga.gov
Georgia has a viral hepatitis web page:
http://dph.georgia.gov/viral-hepatitis
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HAWAII

www.hawaii.gov
Hawaii has a hepatitis c web page:
http://health.hawaii.gov/harmreduction/viral-hepatitis/

IDAHO

idaho.gov
Idaho Hepatitis C information:
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/HIV,STD,HepatitisPrograms/ViralHepatitisPrevention/HepatitisCInfo/tabid/2659/Default.aspx

ILLINOIS

illinois.gov
Illinois dept. of health has a hepatitis c website:
www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbhepc.htm

INDIANA

in.gov
Indiana Dept. of Health has a viral hepatitis website:
www.in.gov/isdh/17425.htm
An Indiana Dept. of Health November 20, 2008 press release announced that in January 2009, the Indiana Viral Hepatitis Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, will convene to put the plan into action.
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IOWA

iowa.gov
Iowa has a hepatitis program webpage:
http://idph.iowa.gov/hivstdhep/hep
and a 2012-2016 strategic plan:
https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/Files/HIVSTDHEP/Iowa%20Viral%20Hepatitis%20Strategic%20Plan.pdf

KANSAS

kansas.gov
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Serology section provides testing for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, to aid in the identification of individuals who may be infected and may transmit the disease to others. Testing services are limited to select public health clients:
www.kdheks.gov/virosero/Hepatitis_Serology.html

KENTUCKY

kentucky.gov
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services have a hepatitis C information web page:
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/diseases/Hepatitis+C.htm

LOUISIANA

louisiana.gov
Louisiana has a HIV and Viral Hepatitis web page:
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/oph/Center-PHCH/Center-CH/infectious-epi/Hepatitis/CoInfectHIV_and_viral_Hepatitis.pdf
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MAINE

maine.gov
Maine has a viral hepatitis program:
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/hiv-std/contacts/viral-hepatitis.shtml

MARYLAND

maryland.gov
Maryland has a hepatitis web page:
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/laboratories/Pages/Hepatitis.aspx
Maryland has a 2002 hepatitis c prevention and control plan:
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/000113/000000/000298/unrestricted/20040552e.pdf

MASSACHUSETTS

mass.gov
A Medical News Today article entitled "Higher Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rate In Massachusetts Among Teenagers And Young Adults" shows an alarming increase of HCV cases in these populations, mostly due to needle sharing by illicit drug users:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/224559.php
Mass HCV web site:
Mass HCV web site

MICHIGAN

michigan.gov
The Michigan Dept. of Community Health has a viral hepatitis web page:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2940_2955_2976---,00.html
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MINNESOTA

www.state.mn.us
Minnesota Dept. of Health has a hepatitis website:
www.health.state.mn.us/hepatitis

MISSISSIPPI

mississippi.gov
The Mississippi Dept. of Health has a hepatitis web page:
http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,194,133.html

MISSOURI

mo.gov
Missouri has a hepatitis c web page:
http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/hepatitisc/index.php
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MONTANA

mt.gov
Montana has a Pharmacy January 2016 minutes page including HCV discussions:
https://medicaidprovider.mt.gov/Portals/68/docs/pharmacydur/durminutes01202016.pdf

NEBRASKA

nebraska.gov
Nebraska has a hepatitis C web page:
http://www.cdhd.ne.gov/immunizations-nursing-clinics/138-hepatitis

NEVADA

nv.gov
Nevada has an adult viral hepatitis prevention and control web page:
http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/Hepatitis/Adult_Viral_Hepatitis_Prevention_and_Control_(HEP)-Home/
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NEW HAMPSHIRE

nh.gov
New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Human Services has a HCV web page:
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/hepatitisc/index.htm

NEW JERSEY

nj.gov
New Jersey has a HCV web page:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/hepatitisc/index.shtml

NEW MEXICO

newmexico.gov
New Mexico has an adult viral hepatitis prevention program web page:
https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/hip/
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NEW YORK

ny.gov
New York HCV web site:
www.nyhealth.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis
New York has a June 2004 Strategic Plan:
www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/docs/strategic_plan.pdf
NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law:
NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law Frequently Asked Questions
HEP Free NYC:
Hepatitis Medications Medication Coverage and Prior Authorization as well as Assistance with Medication Costs.

NORTH CAROLINA

ncgov.com
North Carolina Public Health Epidemiology has a HCV web page:
www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/gcdc/hcv.html

NORTH DAKOTA

nd.gov
North Dakota Dept. of Health has a viral hepatitis patient resource web page:
http://www.ndhealth.gov/disease/Hepatitis/

OHIO

ohio.gov
The Ohio dept. of Health has an infectious disease web page that does NOT include Hepatitis:
www.odh.ohio.gov/healthStats/disease/idl.aspx
but now has a Viral Hepatitis C Prevention Initiative web page:
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/bid/avrlhep/avhmain.aspx
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OKLAHOMA

ok.gov
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health has a Hepatitis C web page:
https://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/HIV_STD_Service/Hepatitis_C.html

OREGON

oregon.gov
Oregon Department of Health Services has an HCV web page:
http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=66

PENNSYLVANIA

http://www.pa.gov/
Pensylvania Dept. of Health has a Hepatitis C fact sheet:
http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Documents/Fact%20Sheets%202013/Hepatitis%20C%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

RHODE ISLAND

ri.gov
Rhode Island Dept. of Health website has a HCV web page:
www.health.ri.gov/diseases/hep/?parm=58
23-28.36-3... Notwithstanding ...40.1-5-26 and 5-37.3-4, if, while treating, investigating, or transporting an ill or injured person to a licensed facility, a fire fighter, police officer, strike force member or emergency medical technician comes into contact with a person who is subsequently diagnosed as having an infectious disease, the licensed facility receiving that person shall notify the highest ranking officer of the treating, investigating, or transporting individual's department of health of the exposure to that person which officer shall then notify the exposed individual. Further, any city or town police department notified of infectious diseases pursuant to the provisions of this section shall, within forty-eight (48) hours, notify any strike force member who was exposed...: www.fsc.ri.gov/statutes.28_36.php
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SOUTH CAROLINA

sc.gov
South Carolina has a Hepatitis C web page:
http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/DiseasesandConditions/InfectiousDiseases/Viruses/HepatitisC/

SOUTH DAKOTA

sd.gov
South Dakota has a Hepatitis C Fact Sheet web page:
https://doh.sd.gov/diseases/infectious/diseasefacts/hepatitis-c.aspx

TENNESSEE

http://www.tn.gov/
Tennessee Dept. of Health has a Hepatitis C Patient Education web page:
http://www.tn.gov/health/article/hepatitis-hepC .

TEXAS

texas.gov/
Austin Texas has a Hepatitis web page:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/hepatitis
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UTAH

utah.gov
Utah Dept. of Public Health has started an investigation into hepatitis C:
http://www.health.utah.gov/epi/diseases/hepatitisC/investigation
and published a HCV fact sheet:
VERMONT vermont.gov
Vermont Dept. of Health has a HCV web page:
http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/hepatitis_c/index.aspx
and in 2006 has a revised prevention and control plan:
http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/hepatitis_c/Hep_C_plan.pdf

VIRGINIA

www.virginia.gov
Virginia has a viral hepatitis web page:
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/disease-prevention/disease-prevention/viral-hepatitis/
and has a
Website Referral, Treatment Explanation, and Patient Assistance Program page .

WASHINGTON

wa.gov
Washington State Dept. of Health has a acute hepatitis testing guildelines page:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/2700/AcuteHep.pdf
Washington State has a January 2014 Hepatitis C strategic plan:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/150-063-HepatitisCStrategicPlan2014.pdf
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WEST VIRGINIA

wv.gov
West Virginia has an Hepatitis web page:
http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/std-hiv-hep/hepatitis/pages/default.aspx

WISCONSIN

wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services has a Hepatitis C page:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/viral-hepatitis/hcv.htm

WYOMING

www.state.wy.us
Wyoming has a chronic disease prevention program web site:
http://health.wyo.gov/PHSD/DHDS/index.html
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