Effective Date: 07/06/2011
Title: Section 2.10 - Reporting cases or suspected cases or outbreaks of communicable disease by physicians
REPORTING OF CASES; RECORDS
2.10 Reporting cases or suspected cases or outbreaks of communicable disease by physicians. It shall be the duty of every physician to report to the city, county or district health officer, within whose jurisdiction such patient resides, the full name, age and address of every person with a suspected or confirmed case of a communicable disease, any outbreak of communicable disease, any unusual disease or unusual disease outbreak and as otherwise authorized in section 2.1 of this Part, together with the name of the disease if known, and any additional information requested by the health officer in the course of an investigation pursuant to this Part, within 24 hours from the time the case is first seen by him, and such report shall be by telephone, facsimile transmission or other electronic communication if indicated, and shall also be made in writing, except that the written notice may be omitted with the approval of the State Commissioner of Health. When a case which is required to be reported under section 2.1 of this Part occurs in a State institution or a facility licensed under Article 28 of the Public Health Law, the person in charge of the institution or facility shall report the case to the State Department of Health and to the city, county or district health officer, in whose jurisdiction such institution is located.