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PDFWAC 246-101-513

Content of notifications, investigation reports, and outbreak reportsLocal health officer.

A local health officer shall provide the following information for each notification, investigation report, and outbreak report submitted under WAC 246-101-510:
(1) Notifications must include:
(a) Patient's first and last name;
(b) Patient's notifiable condition;
(c) Date local health jurisdiction was notified;
(d) Condition symptom onset date (preferred), or alternatively, diagnosis date;
(e) Patient's date of birth; and
(f) Patient's sex.
(2) Investigation reports must include:
(a) Patient's first and last name;
(b) Patient's date of birth;
(c) Patient's ethnicity, as required in WAC 246-101-011(4);
(d) Patient's race, as required in WAC 246-101-011(5);
(e) Patient's preferred language, as required in WAC 246-101-011(6);
(f) For hepatitis B acute or chronic infection investigation reports, pregnancy status (pregnant, not pregnant, or unknown) of patients twelve to fifty years of age;
(g) Investigation start date;
(h) Investigation completion date;
(i) Initial notification source;
(j) Hospitalization status of patient;
(k) Whether the patient died during this illness;
(l) Probable geographic region of exposure (i.e., county, state, or country other than the United States of America);
(m) Travel out of the country (as applicable);
(n) Whether the case is associated with an ongoing outbreak investigation; and
(o) The data used to verify the case meets clinical criteria, or laboratory criteria, or both. These criteria include, but are not limited to, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists case definitions.
(3) Outbreak reports must include:
(a) Organism or suspected organism;
(b) Source or suspected source; and
(c) Number of persons infected and potentially exposed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 70.28.032, and 70.24.130. WSR 21-11-040 and 22-01-175, § 246-101-513, filed 5/12/21 and 12/17/21, effective 1/1/23.]
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