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Title: Section 40-2.22 - Communicable disease control; performance standards

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Section 40-2.22 Communicable disease control; performance standards

The local health department shall maintain a program designed to minimize the incidence of communicable disease. The program shall include, at a minimum, activities to ensure:

(a) compliance with disease specific protocols, as established by the Department or, for New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, for:

(1) disease surveillance;

(2) timely disease investigation;

(3) reporting of diseases to the commissioner, pursuant to Part 2 of this Title;

(b) verification and diagnosis of infections in a timely manner, ascertainment of the sources of infections, and follow up with infected persons as needed;

(c) minimization of the spread of disease, through the identification and, when appropriate, prophylaxis of persons possibly exposed to disease;

(d) performance of multiple, simultaneous investigations of communicable diseases, and maintenance of capacity to do so; and

(e) distribution of at least one communication per year to healthcare providers, clinics and laboratories regarding local and regional morbidity rates, CDC guidelines, diagnostic and treatment modalities, and Department reporting requirements for reportable diseases.


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