Hep B Testing Health Code Amendment Adopted in NYC!
In order to improve complete hepatitis B diagnostic testing, care and treatment rates in NYC at the population level, the NYC Board of Health adopted an amendment to the Health Code. The NYC Health Department will receive negative HBV DNA reports going forward.
The Board of Health approved the Amendment, and the law went into effect on April 18th, 2018. This letter has been sent to NYC laboratories informing them of the amendment.
The amendment goes into effect 30 days from publication.