Public Health Council Revises Infectious Disease Rules

New Reporting Requirements Take Effect 1/1/2009

The Ohio Public Health Council recently concluded action on revised rules of the Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-3 pertaining to infectious disease reporting. The new rules are effective January 1, 2009.

The reporting rules are dynamic and reflect on-going changes related to electronic reporting initiatives and planning challenges inherent with infectious diseases. The current rules incorporate suggestions noted during the comment and survey processes.

OAC Chapter 3701-3 final rules can be found at www.odh.ohio.gov (click "Rules"). For the Infectious Disease Control Manual (IDCM), click "Diseases and Conditions" and then click "Infectious Disease Control Manual."

In addition, Know Your ABCs provides a quick two-page guide to reportable infectious diseases in Ohio. Download the guide here: www.ooanet.org/pdf/ABCs_2009.pdf


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