S.D. Admin. R. 44:20:02:08 - Disclosure of reports

The department may disclose or authorize the disclosure of reportable disease and condition information, limited to that necessary to provide medical care to a person or to prevent the further transmission of a reportable disease or condition. The following may receive confidential, pertinent, reportable disease or condition information:

(1) Physicians and health care workers for whom the information is necessary to proceed with medical treatment;
(2) Institutions whose employees or clients may pose a risk to the public's health;
(3) Review panels convened or authorized by the department regarding HIV-infected physicians or health care workers;
(4) Agencies of the U.S. Public Health Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indian Health Services, and other local, state, tribal, and territorial health agencies;
(5) Agencies or persons receiving donated blood, organs, tissues, or body fluids;
(6) Researchers conducting anonymous epidemiological research;
(7) Health care workers, emergency response workers, good samaritans, and funeral directors if there has been a potentially significant exposure to the blood or body fluids of a person;
(8) School officials or administrators of child care settings if there is an exposure affecting children;
(9) Contacts of infected persons; and
(10) Health care workers needing tuberculosis information to comply with tuberculosis screening requirements.


S.D. Admin. R. 44:20:02:08
20 SDR 69, effective November 17, 1993; 28 SDR 92, effective December 30, 2001; 38 SDR 8, effective August 1, 2011.

General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17, 34-22-9, 34-22-12, 34-23-13.

Law Implemented: SDCL 34-22-9, 34-22-12, 34-22-12.1, 34-23-13.

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