Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-36-A4 - Content of report and reporting of reportable diseases and laboratory findings

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Reportable diseases.
(1) Each report of a case or suspected case of reportable disease shall include the full name and address of the person reporting and of the physician attending; the diagnosed or suspected disease and date of onset; the full name, age, race/ethnicity, sex and occupation of the affected individual and other facts the department or local director of health requires for purposes of surveillance, control and prevention of reportable diseases. The reports shall be sent in envelopes marked "CONFIDENTIAL."
(2) Reports may be written or oral as required by the category of disease as follows:
(A) Category I: diseases of high priority because of need for timely public health action: reportable immediately by telephone on day of recognition or suspicion of disease; on weekdays to both, the local health director of the town in which the patient resides and the department, on weekends to the department. A completed disease report form provided by the department must also be mailed to both the local health director and the department within 12 hours.
(B) Category II: diseases of significant public health importance, usually requiring public health action: reportable by mail to the local director health and the department within 12 hours of recognition or suspicion on a form provided by the department.
(b) Reportable laboratory findings.
(1) Each report of reportable findings shall include the name, address, age, sex, and, if known, race/ethnicity of the person affected, the name and address of the attending physician, the identity of the infectious agent or other reportable laboratory findings, and the method of identification.
(2) Reports shall be mailed to the local director of health of the town in which the patient resides and to the department within 48 hours of making the finding in envelopes marked "CONFIDENTIAL."

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-36-A4
Effective October 25, 1989

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