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Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control [12 VAC 5 ‑ 90]
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Chapter Information
Description Provides a list of diseases, the occurrence of which physicians must report to the agency so that the agency may act to control them.
State Authority 32.1-35
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether the regulations continue to provide an effective framework for combatting communicable and other diseases listed in the regulations.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Diane Woolard, PhD  / Director, Disease Surveillance
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: diane.woolard@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)864-8124   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Expanded Requirements for Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections Final Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Amendment to comply with changes in public health practice Proposed Governor's office review in progress.
Rabies Clarification - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update Disease Reporting and Control Regulations and Repeal Blood Lead Testing Regulations NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/6/2013.
2008 Update Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/28/2011.
Regulations Requiring MRSA Reporting Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/4/2009.
New Regulations for Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2008.
Update of emergency regulations and adoption of new regulations for quarantine and isolation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/2/2007.
Amend in accordance with HB 146 (2002) regarding dangerous microbes and pathogens. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/28/2004.
Exempt action to make Monkeypox a reportable disease. Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 6/19/2004.
Emergency Action to Add SARS as a Reportable Disease Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 4/20/2004.
Exempt Action to Add SARS as a Reportable Disease Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Emergency action DUE TO IMMINENT HEALTH THREAT to make Vaccinia reportable Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 2/10/2004.
Exempt action to amend list of reportable diseases Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/18/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to comply with changes in public health practice -
Reporting of Dangerous Microbes and Pathogens -
CH 0090 Amendment to Update Disease Reporting Regulations -
2004 Update NOIRA Stage withdrawn after the Governor's office completed its review.
Adopt emergency regulation requiring notification of certain persons Proposed Stage withdrawn on 4/10/2007 after the comment period had ended.