3701-3-05 [Effective until 1/1/2014]Time to report.

Reports by health care providers, as specified in rule 3701-3-03 of the Administrative Code, and reports by laboratories of positive results, as specified in rule 3701-3-04 of the Administrative Code, shall be provided in the manner set forth by the director according to the following time and method of reporting:

(A) Cases, suspect cases, and positive laboratory results for diseases specified as class

"A" in paragraph (A) of rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code shall be initially and immediately provided by telephone to the local health jurisdiction in which the case or suspected case resides, or if the residence is unknown, to the Ohio department of health. Follow up reports shall be provided in the manner set forth by the director . If cases, suspect cases, and positive laboratory results for diseases specified as class "A" are reported to a local health district, such local health jurisdiction shall immediately notify the Ohio department of health in the manner set forth by the director .

(B) Case and suspect case reports and reports of positive laboratory results for diseases specified as class "B":

(1) In paragraph (B)(1) of rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code shall be provided by the end of the next business day; or

(2) In paragraph (B)(2) of rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code shall be provided by the end of the business week in which the case or suspected case presents, or a positive laboratory result occurs.

(C) Reports related to an actual or suspected outbreak, unusual incident, or epidemic of any disease specified as class "C" in paragraph (C) of rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code shall be provided by the end of the next business day, unless the unexpected pattern of cases, suspect cases, deaths, or increased incidence of disease is of major public health concern pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 3701-3-02 of the Administrative Code, then such reports shall be made according to paragraph (A) of this rule.

Effective: 02/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/18/2010 and 02/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.23 , 3701.34
Rule Amplifies: 3701.23
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/64, 4/13/80, 7/23/1998, 1/1/09