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Health Care Providers and Laboratorians
All Oregon physicians, other health care providers and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments (pdf). Some cases are subject to restrictions (OAR Division 19) on school attendance, day care attendance, patient care, and food handling. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of Oregon morbidity patterns. In 2007, the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed HB 2524 (pdf) authorizing the Health Care Acquired Infection Advisory Committee, a statutorily mandated committee, to advise Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) on the development of a health care acquired infections reporting program in Oregon.
Local Health Departments
Listed below are key resources for LHDs related to disease reporting. Visit our Local Health Department page for more resources.
Disease Reporting Posters
Note: The disease reporting posters are currently being updated. Visit What and When to Report to view new reportables, which are denoted with red text.