Effective Date: 11/19/2014
Title: Part 2 - Communicable Diseases

PART 2
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
(Statutory Authority: Public Health Law, Section 20, 225)
Sec.
DESIGNATION OF CASES
2.1 Communicable diseases designated: cases, suspected cases and certain
carriers to be reported to the State Department of Health

2.2 Definitions
INVESTIGATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS
2.5 Physician to submit specimens for laboratory examination in cases or
suspected cases of certain communicable diseases

2.6 Health officer to investigate cases of communicable disease, to
ascertain sources of infection, to seek out contacts and to take other steps
to reduce morbidity and mortality

2.7 Reported cases and suspected cases of tuberculosis to be investigated:
instruction by physician

2.8 Reserve
REPORTING OF CASES; RECORDS
2.10 Reporting cases or suspected cases or outbreaks of communicable disease
by physicians

2.11 Reporting cases of communicable disease diagnosed after death
2.12 Reporting by others than physicians of cases of diseases presumably
communicable

2.13 Reserved
2.14 Reporting of suspected rabid animals and persons exposed to them
2.15 Reporting of food poisoning
2.16 Notification and investigation of outbreaks
2.17 Reports of tuberculosis cases confidential
2.18 Tuberculosis records
ISOLATION, QUARANTINE AND RESTRICTIONS
2.25 Contacts, date of last exposure, isolation and quarantine defined
2.27 Physician to isolate person with highly communicable disease and give
instructions regarding prevention of spread of the disease

2.28 Persons suffering from certain communicable diseases to be isolated
2.29 Other highly communicable diseases
2.30 Diptheria
2.31 Reserved
2.32 Reports of gonorrhea and syphilis cases confidential
2.33 Removal of cases of communicable diseases from one health district to
another restricted

CARRIERS AND CONTROL OF CARRIERS OF DISEASE
2.40 Carriers of disease germs defined; subject to restrictions
2.41 Duties of health officers in relation to typhoid carriers
2.42 Control of typhoid carriers
2.43 Release of typhoid carriers from control restrictions
OTHER MEASURES FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION
2.50 Handling of food forbidden in certain cases
2.51 Destruction of foods in certain cases
2.52 Sale of food forbidden in certain cases
2.53 Cleansing, renovation or disinfection, when required
2.54 Duties of undertakers
2.55 Subcutaneous or intradermal diagnostic tests administered by
individuals other than health care practitioners licensed under
Title 8 of the Education Law

2.56 Immunizations administered by individuals other than health care
practitioners as permitted by their license under Title 8 of the
Education Law

2.57 Withdrawals of blood samples by individuals other than health
care practitioners licensed under Title 8 of the Education Law

2.58 Turtle-associated salmonellosis and other bacteriological contamination
which may cause disease in humans

2.59 Prevention of influenza transmission by healthcare and residential facility and agency personnel


Volume: A
Statutory Authority: Public Health Law, Section 225