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:
the disease or syndrome can cause serious morbidity or mortality; and
report of the disease or syndrome is necessary to monitor, prevent, or control the disease or syndrome to protect public health.
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.
9 SR 2584; 20 SR 858; 30 SR 247
September 15, 2005