What information must be in the report?

In addition to the name of the disease and the name of the patient, regulations require reporting of the patient’s:

  • Address and telephone number
  • Age or birth date
  • Date of illness onset
  • Ethnicity
  • In the case of sexually transmitted diseases, any treatment provided
  • Race
  • Results of laboratory tests that support the diagnosis
  • Sex

View the Communicable Disease Reporting Forms (CDS-1).

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1. Whom do I notify?
2. What should I tell my patients who have reportable diseases?
3. What is a reportable communicable disease?
4. How and why were these diseases selected?
5. Why is it important for health care providers to report diseases in a timely manner?
6. What information must be in the report?
7. Does HIPAA allow disease reporting?
8. What do health departments do with this information?
9. Why do I have to report when the laboratory has already reported the case?
10. What is expected from a health care provider during a disease investigation?