Communicable Disease Reporting:
Certain health professionals designated by the Missouri Code of State Regulations (19 CSR 20-20.020), are legally required to report suspected, lab-confirmed, and clinical diagnoses of specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames to public health agencies. These selected illnesses are of public interest and safety because of their severity, frequency or ability to infect others. While only certain illnesses are mandated to be reported in individual cases, any illnesses in an outbreak setting is considered reportable. You can learn more about specific illnesses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Required Reporters in Missouri:
- A physician, physician's assistant, nurse, hospital, clinic, or other private or public institution providing diagnostic testing, screening, or care related to listed diseases.
- Any person in charge of a public or private school, summer camp or child or adult care facility that identify the presence or suspected presence of any disease or findings related to listed diseases.
Where do I report this information?
To report an illness to the Jefferson County Health Department you may call (636) 282-1010 x264 or fax a completed Disease Case Report Form to (636) 282-2525. Disease Case Reports should be sent to the appropriate jurisdiction of the patient. If the reporter sends the information to the jurisdiction where they are located, the information will be routed to the correct source as soon as possible.
Disease Reporting Forms and Resources:
- List of conditions required to be reported by state law
- CD-1 Disease Case Report Form (MDHSS)
- Missouri Code of State Regulations 19 CSR 20-20.020