Reporting to the Division of Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases

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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.  

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What conditions are required to be reported IMMEDIATELY to the NDDoH?
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B, Acute
  • Pregnancy in a person living with HIV
  • Pregnancy in a person living with Hepatitis B
  • Tuberculosis, Active
What conditions are required to be reported within 7 DAYS OF DIAGNOSIS?
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic
  • Hepatitis C (Acute, Chronic or Resolved)
  • HIV/AIDS (All CD4+ Counts and all HIV Viral Load Tests)
  • Syphilis
  • Tuberculosis, Latent
Who must report?

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.
What information is required to be reported to the NDDoH?

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.
How can you report?

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