Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control [12 VAC 5 ‑ 90]
Amendments to comply with changes in public health practice
Action 4086
[Withdrawn 9/18/2013]
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments are necessary to ensure the regulations comply with recent changes in the practice of public health pertaining to the reporting of diseases in humans that are potentially transmitted from environmental sources (e.g., babesiosis and leptospirosis) as well as to update the list of laboratory tests that can be used to identify reportable disease findings and of specimens needing further testing to reflect advances in laboratory technology. Further amendments are necessary to clarify definitions and ensure consistency of the regulatory language, such as to standardize the reporting requirements for those who are required to report. Minor changes are also proposed to the section on the reporting of dangerous microbes to align the regulatory requirements with federal requirements. Renumbering is also proposed for internal consistency and to ensure relevant sections are maintained as a whole.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristin Collins  / Policy Analyst - Office of Epidemiology
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7298    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

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