25.0402 Report of communicable diseases-Duty of medical personnel.

Any physician, dentist, medical or dental officer, or nurse of the Department of Health who has knowledge or suspected knowledge of the presence of any communicable disease or any other disease dangerous to the public health shall report the same to the Director within 48 hours after diagnosis unless a different time is prescribed by regulation together with the name, age, and sex of the person affected, the village in which the person may be found, and such other information as may be required by regulation. When the patient is immediately hospitalized, the physician or medical officer in charge of the hospital care of the patient shall make the report. The director shall forthwith such cases to the United States Public Health Services.

History: 1972, PL 12-44 § 4; amd 1991, PL 22-5; 1992, PL 22-23.