The rules set forth by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in the Code of State Regulations (19 CSR 20) require notification to the local health authority (health department) upon first knowledge or suspicion of certain communicable diseases.
These communicable diseases are selected based on the characteristics that make them a threat to general public health and ability to infect others.
NOTE - Any disease that occurs as an outbreak is reportable, regardless of disease or condition.
Required reporters (from 19 CSR 20):
- A physician, physician's assistant, nurse, hospital, clinic, or other private or public institution providing diagnostic testing, screening, or care related to listed diseases.
- Any person in charge of a public or private school, summer camp or child or adult care facility that identify the presence or suspected presence of any disease or findings related to listed diseases.
What do you report?
A case report shall include the following:
- Patient's name, home address with zip code, date of birth, age, sex, race, and home phone number
- name of disease, condition or finding diagnosed or suspected, the date of onset of the illness, name and address of the treating facility (if any), and the attending physician.
- Any appropriate laboratory results, name and address of the reporter, treatment information for sexually transmitted diseases
This information can be captured on the state CD-1 form (see below for attachment).
Where do I report this information?
The CD-1 report should be reported to the appropriate jurisdiction of the patient. If the reporter sends the information to the jurisdiction where they are located, the information will be routed to the correct source.
For Ste. Genevieve County, this information can be faxed to:
Attn: CD Control
All information is received by confidential fax. You can also call the health department directly to report.