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28 Pa. Code § 27.4. Reporting cases.

§ 27.4. Reporting cases.

 (a)  Except where otherwise noted in this chapter, a case shall be reported to the Department through the appropriate electronic disease surveillance system.

 (b)  A reporter may make a preliminary report of a case by telephone. The preliminary report must be followed by a formal report made through the appropriate electronic disease surveillance system.

 (c)  A case shall be reported using the appropriate case report format. The requested information shall be provided by the reporter, irrespective of the manner in which the report is submitted. Access to the appropriate electronic disease surveillance system may be obtained from the Department upon request.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  27.4 issued under sections 2101—2111 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § §  531—561); amended under section 16 of the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955 (35 P.S. §  521.16); sections 3 and 5 of the Newborn Child Testing Act (35 P.S. § §  623 and 625); section 16(a) of the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955 (35 P.S. §  521.16(a)); sections 2102(g), 2106(a) and 2111(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § §  532(g), 536(a) and 541(b)); and section 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. §  448.803).

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.4 amended October 24, 1980, effective October 25, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4212; amended August 19, 1988, effective August 20, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3697; amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491; amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2435; amended October 30, 2020, effective October 31, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 5981. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (290011) to (290012).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  5.52 (relating to contents of records); 28 Pa. Code §  27.3 (relating to reporting outbreaks and unusual diseases, infections and conditions); 28 Pa. Code §  27.21a (relating to reporting of cases by health care practitioners and health care facilities); 28 Pa. Code §  27.24a (relating to reporting of cases by veterinarians); 28 Pa. Code §  27.30 (relating to reporting cases of certain diseases in the newborn child); and 28 Pa. Code §  27.35 (relating to reporting cases of disease in animals).



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