Communicable Disease Reporting

Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases is mandated under the New York State Sanitary Code (10NYCRR 2.10). The primary responsibility for reporting rests with the physician; moreover, the following individuals/institutions are also required to report the diseases listed on this page:

  • Laboratories (PHL 2102)
  • School nurses (10NYCRR 2.12)
  • Day care center directors
  • Nursing homes/hospitals (10NYCRR 405.3d)
  • State institutions (10NYCRR 2.10a)
  • Other locations providing health services (10NYCRR 2.12)

Information on Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements

Suspected or confirmed communicable diseases should be reported to the Rensselaer County Department of Health within 24 hours. To report suspected or confirmed communicable diseases:

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