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(Effective until January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-605

Duties of the department of health.

(1) The department shall:
(a) Provide consultation and technical assistance to local health departments and the department of labor and industries investigating notifiable conditions reports upon request.
(b) Provide consultation and technical assistance to health care providers, laboratories, health care facilities, and others required to make notifications to public health authorities of notifiable conditions upon request.
(c) Develop, maintain, and make available for local health departments guidance on investigation and control measures for notifiable communicable disease conditions.
(d) Develop and make available forms for the submission of notifiable conditions data to local health departments, health care providers, laboratories, health care facilities, and others required to make notifications to public health authorities of notifiable conditions.
(e) Maintain a twenty-four hour telephone number for reporting notifiable conditions.
(f) Develop routine data dissemination mechanisms that describe and analyze notifiable conditions case investigations and data. These may include annual and monthly reports and other mechanisms for data dissemination as developed by the department.
(g) Conduct investigations and institute control measures as necessary.
(h) Document the known environmental, human, and other variables associated with a case or suspected case of pesticide poisoning.
(i) Report the results of the pesticide investigation to the principal health care provider named in the case report form and to the local health officer in whose jurisdiction the exposure has occurred.
(2) The department may:
(a) Negotiate alternate arrangements for meeting reporting requirements under this chapter through cooperative agreement between the department and any health care provider, laboratory, or health care facility.
(b) Consolidate reporting for notifiable conditions from any health care provider, laboratory, or health care facility, and relieve that health care provider, laboratory, or health care facility from reporting directly to each local health department, if the department can provide the report to the local health department within the same time as the local health department would have otherwise received it.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-605, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 43.70.545 and 70.104.030. WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-605, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
(Effective January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-605

DutiesDepartment.

(1) The department shall:
(a) Upon request, provide consultation and technical assistance to local health jurisdictions, the department of labor and industries, and the department of agriculture when they are investigating notifiable conditions.
(b) Upon request, provide consultation and technical assistance to health care providers, laboratories, health care facilities, and others required to comply with this chapter.
(c) Develop, maintain, and make available for local health jurisdictions guidance on investigation and control measures for notifiable conditions.
(d) Make case report, laboratory report, specimen submittal forms, and investigation report forms available to local health jurisdictions, health care providers, laboratories, health care facilities, and others required to comply with this chapter.
(e) Maintain a twenty-four hour telephone number to receive:
(i) Confirmation calls for immediately notifiable condition case reports and laboratory reports; and
(ii) Notification of immediately notifiable conditions including outbreaks and suspected outbreaks from local health jurisdictions.
(f) Develop routine data dissemination mechanisms that describe and analyze notifiable conditions case investigations and data in accordance with WAC 246-101-615.
(g) Conduct investigations and institute infection control measures as necessary.
(h) Document the known environmental, human, and other variables associated with a case of pesticide poisoning.
(i) Report the results of the pesticide poisoning investigation to the principal health care provider named in the case report or laboratory report and to the local health officer in whose jurisdiction the case occurred.
(2) The department may:
(a) Negotiate alternatives for meeting requirements under this chapter through cooperative agreement between the department and any health care provider, laboratory, health care facility, or state agency. An alternative must provide the same level of public health protection as the reporting requirement for which an alternative is sought.
(b) Under an approved cooperative agreement, relieve a health care provider, laboratory, or health care facility of the duty to notify a local health jurisdiction, if the department can consolidate and submit notifications to the local health jurisdiction within the time frame for notification required under Table HC-1 of WAC 246-101-101 and Table Lab-1 of WAC 246-101-201.
(c) Receive health care information, demographic information, and infectious or noninfectious condition information in addition to that required under this chapter from health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, and public health authorities.
(3) When the department receives information under subsection (2)(c) of this section, the department shall handle the information under the requirements of WAC 246-101-610.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 21-11-040, § 246-101-605, filed 5/12/21, effective 1/31/22; WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-605, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050, 43.70.545 and 70.104.030. WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-605, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
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