Information and Resources
An important reprint from May 29, 2018

Since July 1, 2018, Health and Safety Code (HSC) Sections 103860-103870 require hospitals, facilities, physicians, surgeons, or other health care providers diagnosing and/or providing treatment to Parkinson's patients to report each case of Parkinson's disease to the California Department of Public Health.

The California Parkinson's Disease Registry (CPDR) is a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease.

The CDPH states we can learn more about how Parkinson's is distributed among different population groups and whether the patterns of the disease are changing over time. California can lead the way to unlocking vital information for better treatments and get us closer to a cure.

Your role as a medical provider is key in making the CPDR a successful tool to provide important clues to the causes, risk factors of the disease, and ultimately finding better treatments to improve the lives of Parkinson's patients.

Below are two documents and two weblinks that may be useful.

Keep an eye out for a follow up eBlast with the AAN's overview on this matter.

Click here  to reach the CDPH's Parkinson's Registry web page

Click here  to reach the CDPH Registry FAQ