There are several mandator reportable conditions in North Dakota (North Dakota Administrative Code 33-06 & North Dakota Century Code 23-07). Healthcare providers are required by law to report cases to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). Additional information on reportable conditions can be found here.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B, Acute
- Pregnancy in a person living with HIV
- Pregnancy in a person living with Hepatitis B
- Tuberculosis, Active
- Hepatitis B, Chronic
- Hepatitis C (Acute, Chronic or Resolved)
- HIV/AIDS (All CD4+ Counts and all HIV Viral Load Tests)
- Tuberculosis, Latent
Health care providers who make a diagnosis of any of the conditions listed above are required to report to NDDoH. In addition to health care providers, other mandatory reporters include:
- All physicians and other health care providers administering screening, diagnostic, or therapeutic services.
- Hospitals, including those providing inpatient or outpatient services, or both.
- Health care facilities, including basic care facilities and mobile units, providing screening, diagnostic, or therapeutic services.
- Teachers must report suspected cases. Whenever any school principal or teacher in any private, public, or parochial school has reason to suspect that any pupil is suffering from or has been exposed to any communicable condition, such principal or teacher shall report that student to NDDoH
- All medical diagnostic laboratories are required to report any laboratory test result (serological, culture, etc.) which may be interpreted as indicative of any of the reportable conditions to the state department of health. Test results from specimens sent by in-state laboratories to out-of-state laboratories are also required to be reported.
Information required for a disease report includes but is not limited to the following:
- Patient Demographics: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Date of Birth, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Country of Birth.
- Clinical Information: Laboratory Tests Performed, Results of Laboratory Tests, Results of Physical Examination, Symptoms, Onset Date of Symptoms, Pregnancy Status, Treatment
- Risk History: Risk Factors for Disease, Travel History, Close Contacts/Sexual Partners Requiring Additional Follow-Up for Testing/Examination
- Physician/Facility Information: Diagnosing Physician, Diagnosing Facility, Physician Phone Number, Testing Laboratory, Reporter, and Reporter Phone Number.
By doing one of the following, you are making a report to NDDoH of a condition:
- Disease Specific Reporting Tools
- Online Report Form
- Electronic Laboratory Reporting (for more information, please call 701.328.2378)
- Calling the North Dakota Department of Health at 701.328.2378 or 800.472.2180
The Division of Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases has several report forms available for the conditions in the Division. These disease specific reporting tools are:
Online Report Card
Reportable conditions can also be reported online using the online report card. All reportable conditions can be reported using the online report card, but those conditions that are required to be reported immediately should be reported via phone to the Division at 800.472.2180 or 701.328.2378.
NDDoH uses the case definitions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) as a standard for a disease report. A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria used to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.