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4605.7080 NEW DISEASES AND SYNDROMES; REPORTING AND SUBMISSIONS.

Subpart 1.

Disease selection.

The commissioner shall, by public notice, require reporting of newly recognized or emerging diseases and syndromes suspected to be of infectious origin or previously controlled or eradicated infectious diseases if:

A.

the disease or syndrome can cause serious morbidity or mortality; and

B.

report of the disease or syndrome is necessary to monitor, prevent, or control the disease or syndrome to protect public health.

Subp. 2.

Surveillance mechanism.

The commissioner shall describe a specific, planned mechanism for surveillance of the disease or syndrome including persons and entities required to report, a time frame for reporting, and protocols for the submission of test results and clinical materials from cases and suspected cases to the Minnesota Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.05; 144.072; 144.0742; 144.12; 144.122

History:

9 SR 2584; 20 SR 858; 30 SR 247

Published Electronically:

September 15, 2005