Public comments for: Reportable Diseases, Conditions, and Laboratories (Articles 11 and 13)

Comments

Comment:
Comment for F. Amend Health Code §13.03(a) (1) to add data elements to be included on all laboratory reports: As a reference laboratory, we do not receive these additional patient data elements from our clients (patient email and mobile phone number, provider email, fax number and mobile phone, provider and facility NPIs), so we would not be able to provide them in our reports for public health reporting. Comment for G. Amend Health Code §13.03(b)(1) to require reporting of results of all TB tests (negative or positive) of subsequent samples from patients with a prior positive acid fast bacilli (AFB) smear or test for M. tuberculosis complex (e.g., culture or nucleic acid amplification [NAA]): As a reference laboratory, we are unable to report conditionally based on results of previous laboratory tests for a patient. Comment for J. Amend Health Code § 13.05(b)(1) and add a new paragraph (8)to require reporting of results of all subsequent tests on specimens from persons with a prior positive AFB smear or positive test for M. tuberculosis complex by culture or NAA: As a reference laboratory, we are unable to report conditionally based on results of previous laboratory tests for a patient.
Agency: DOHMH