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Disease Reporting Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs):
Investigation and Control of Disease

All Oregon physicians, other health care providers, and laboratorians are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments. Some cases are subject to restrictions on school attendance, day care attendance, patient care, and food handling. There are civil penalties (333-124-0001) for failure to comply with the statutory and administrative rule requirements in divisions 100 through 123. See also: clinical laboratory regulations and requirements for Oregon lab reporting to local health departments.

EMERGENCY RULE: Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (VALI)

In response to the Governor’s Executive Order 19-09, effective October 9, 2019, the Oregon Health Authority has set forth an emergency rule to mandate reporting of hospitalization or death due to vaping-associated lung injury (VALI).

Read more about the emergency rule.

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Communicable Disease Rules:
Chapter 333, Divisions 17, 18, 19, 22

DIVISION 17  Disease Control (definitions and references)

DIVISION 18  Disease Reporting (responsibilities and requirements)

DIVISION 19  Investigation and Control of Diseases (general powers and responsibilities)

DIVISION 22  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing and Confidentiality

Related Rules and Statutes

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Department of Education (ODE)

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