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Please review the documents below for the proposed rule text and opportunities to provide comments.
This table provides a listing of communicable disease related rules by category (i.e.: masks, vaccination); setting (i.e.: schools, health care); rule number; rule status (proposed, temporary, permanent) effective date; and expiration date. The row can be expanded by clicking the plus (+) at the end of the row to view information about upcoming hearings on the rule and related documents.
The rules for reporting COVID-19 have been adopted in Division 18, Chapter 333 disease reporting rules, including the reporting of diseases in out-of-state residents.
COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules
All Oregon physicians, other health care providers and laboratorians are
required by law to report
certain disease 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.
For more resources, see our page for Health Care Providers and Laboratorians.
Listed below are key resources for LHDs related to disease reporting.
New reportables are highlighted on the posters. Visit What and When to Report for more information.
Disease Reporting Posters
All Oregon physicians, other health care providers, and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments.
The Oregon Public Health Division collects data to inform physicians and the public about the infections that are identified in Oregon and whom they tend to affect.
Outbreak Summary Forms
All suspected food or waterborne outbreaks should be reported immediately to the on-call OHA epidemiologists. This form is usually completed by the OHA epidemiologist who is assigned to work with LPHA staff on the investigation.
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