Disease Reporting

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Who needs to report a disease:

Under state law the following professionals are required to report diseases, suspected diseases and death to the Minnesota Department of Health:
  • Physicians
  • Health care facilities
  • Medical laboratories
  • Veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories (in certain circumstances) 
Also, any person in charge of an institution, school, child care facility or camp has the option to report a disease.   

Diseases that need to be reported:

The Minnesota Department of Health created a "Reportable Disease Poster"that provides the names of diseases and time-lines for the reporting.  

Additional information on reportable diseases can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

How to report a disease:
There are various ways to report a disease.   Visit the Minnesota Department of Health for information on How to Report.

Call Scott County Public Health at 952-496-8555 if you have questions about reporting.

Disease Information for Child Care Settings & Schools
One resource that is very helpful for settings that serve children is the Infectious Diseases for Childcare Settings and Schools. This manual, containing information on infection prevention and fact sheets on specific diseases is now online, and available at the Hennepin website. Call Scott County Public Health at 952-496-8555 if you have questions about the content of the manual, or any other concern.
PREVENT. PROMOTE. PROTECT.