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Communicable Disease Rules and Reporting

Recently Filed Rulemakings

OAR chapter 333, division 56. Updates to rules permitting human pathological waste removal from a health care facility (SB 189, 2023).  (Effective March 22, 2024)

OAR 333-017, 018, 019, 056: Updates to reportable diseases; clarification and rules regarding infectious waste. (Effective October 26, 2023)

OAR 333-018-0016, 333-019-1010, 333-019-1030: Repeal of some COVID-19 reporting requirements and of COVID-19 vaccination requirements in healthcare and schools  (Effective: June 30, 2023)

Reporting Posters and Webpage

While we are developing our reporting poster and webpages please view the Secretary of State administrative rule page which is the definitive source of disease reporting in Oregon.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the posters.
Public Health Division Rules Page

Other Rules Related to Communicable Disease

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.

COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules

COVID-19 Disease Reporting Rules Adopted

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

Reporting Resources on this page:

Health Care Providers and Laboratorians

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.

Local Public Health Authorities

Listed below are key resources for LHDs related to disease reporting.

 Visit our Local Health Department page for more resources.

Disease Reporting Posters

New reportables are highlighted on the posters. Visit What and When to Report for more information. 

Clinicians Poster 
Laboratories Poster
  HAI Poster

MDRO Poster

Featured Links

Disease Reporting Posters

Communicable disease reporting posters

Reporting Rules

All Oregon physicians, other health care providers, and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments.

Surveillance Data

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.