Revision of the law on prevention and control of infectious diseases

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 Revision of the law on prevention and control of infectious diseases


Figure: on September 23, Changchun Longjia International Airport carried out tongxin-2020 emergency rescue comprehensive drill. Photo by Zhang Yao, a reporter from China News Agency

The main contents of the revision are as follows:

uff081uff09 To improve the legislative purpose, we will adhere to the overall national security concept and safeguard peoples life safety and health into the law. We should adhere to the principles of government led, prevention and control according to law, scientific prevention and control, joint prevention and control, and mass prevention and control.

uff082uff09 We should build and improve the leadership system and mechanism of infectious disease prevention and control, establish joint prevention and control mechanism, and further strengthen the responsibility of the four parties.

uff083uff09 We will improve the classification system of infectious diseases. The characteristics of class A, B and C infectious diseases are clarified, and different provisions are made for different categories of infectious diseases in terms of monitoring scope, reporting subject and reporting time limit, so as to further highlight the key points and embody the concept of classified management.

uff085uff09 We will improve the monitoring system for infectious diseases. We should carry out monitoring through multiple channels, establish an exchange and sharing system of clinical medical and disease control information, and establish a monitoring information sharing mechanism across departments and regions.

uff086uff09 We will improve the early warning system for infectious diseases. Disease control institutions at all levels shall issue health risk tips according to the multi-channel infectious disease monitoring information and risk assessment results, and put forward early warning suggestions to the health and health authorities at the same level. The health and health authorities shall organize the assessment and put forward suggestions to the peoples governments at the same level. The peoples governments at or above the county level shall decide to issue early warning and initiate emergency response.

uff087uff09 We will improve the reporting system for infectious diseases. Clarify the reporting responsibility and time limit requirements of various organizations at all levels, and establish the reporting reward and responsibility exemption system.

uff088uff09 We should reconstruct the information disclosure system of infectious diseases. The China CDC regularly publishes the information on the epidemic situation of notifiable infectious diseases in China, and the CDC at or above the county level regularly publishes the epidemic information of notifiable infectious diseases in their respective administrative regions. In the event of an outbreak or epidemic of an infectious disease, the competent health department of the local peoples government at or above the county level shall publish the information on the epidemic situation within its administrative region; in case of an outbreak or epidemic of an infectious disease across provinces, the competent health department under the State Council shall be responsible for publishing the information.

uff089uff09 Improve the prevention and control measures. We will refine the relevant provisions on classification, stratification and diversion of treatment, increase the public security, industry and information technology, transportation and other departments to cooperate with the disease control departments to carry out the responsibility of flow dispatching, strengthen the role of big data and other technical means, and increase the relevant provisions of accurate prevention and control by division and classification.

uff0811uff09 We will strengthen the protection of infectious disease prevention and control system. To clarify the payment and bearing rules of infectious disease treatment related expenses, and establish emergency supplies and capacity reserve system.

uff0812uff09 We should increase the punishment of related illegal acts and increase the punishment provisions for individuals and units who do not cooperate in the implementation of infectious disease prevention and control measures.