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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control [12 VAC 5 ‑ 90]
Update Disease Reporting and Control Regulations and Repeal Blood Lead Testing Regulations
General Information
Action Summary The agency intends to amend several disease-specific sections of the disease reporting regulations. Cancer reporting requirements will be updated to require the use of electronic means of reporting. The section on testing of gamete donors will be amended to align state requirements with those of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency also proposes to incorporate the testing and risk determination criteria for identifying children with elevated blood lead levels into 12VAC5-90 and to repeal 12VAC5-120, the existing regulation pertaining to blood lead testing of children. The Virginia Department of Health may propose additional changes that reflect changing practices in the field of communicable disease control and emergency preparedness that are needed to protect the health of the residents of Virginia.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 12 VAC 5-90 Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  12 VAC 5 - 120 [REPEALED] Regulations for Testing Children for Elevated Blood-Lead Levels Repeal Entire Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003897]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 3/4/2013
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6778 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/06/2013.
7064 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/31/2015.
7400 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/11/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristin Collins  / Policy Analyst - Office of Epidemiology
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7298    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.