Title: Section 43-1.6 - Reporting by providers

Effective Date

02/08/1989

43-1.6 Reporting by providers.

(a) When a tuberculosis case or suspect is accepted for care by a provider, the provider shall notify by telephone within 24 hours the local health official where the provider is located, and also the local health official where the person resides. The provider shall then submit a written case report within 5 working days to the same local health official or officials. The written report shall include the person's name, date accepted for care, age, address, telephone number, name and address of employer, county of residence, diagnosis, clinical evidence of disease and diagnostic procedures completed. If the person has been admitted as an inpatient, a written statement shall also be submitted by the hospital indicating the reasons for inpatient admission, rather than ambulatory care.

(b) When a tuberculosis case or suspect accepted into care by a provider is or may be a local charge, as defined by Article 22, Section 2200 of the Public Health Law, the provider shall, within 5 working days, notify the local health official where the person resides of the person's name, address, potential status as a local charge, and the names and addresses of any third-party payers, along with all other information stated in part (a) of this section.

(c) When a tuberculosis case or suspect accepted for care by a provider is or may be a State charge, as defined by Article 22, Section 2200 of the Public Health Law, the provider shall, within 5 working days, notify the local health official where the provider is located of the person's name, address, potential status as a State charge, and the names and addresses of any third-party payers, along with all information stated in part (a) of this section. The health official will immediately inform the person designated by the State Health Commissioner for such purpose.

(d) A monthly patient status report on each person with tuberculosis disease shall be submitted by each provider to the local health officials where the person resides and where the provider is located, which shall include a medical and social history and, if applicable, a discharge summary. Reports shall be submitted within two weeks of the end of each month.

(e) Providers shall submit to such health official additional reports as the State Commissioner of Health may provide.
 

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VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)

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