PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.5111 List of reportable diseases, infections, and disabilities; rules.
(1) In carrying out its authority under this article, the department shall maintain a list of reportable diseases, infections, and disabilities that designates and classifies communicable, serious communicable, chronic, or noncommunicable diseases, infections, and disabilities. The department shall review and revise the list under this subsection at least annually.
(2) In carrying out its authority under this article, the department may promulgate rules to do any of the following:
(a) Establish requirements for reporting and other surveillance methods for measuring the occurrence of diseases, infections, and disabilities and the potential for epidemics. Rules promulgated under this subdivision may require a licensed health professional or health facility to submit to the department or a local health department, on a form provided by the department, a report of the occurrence of a communicable disease, serious communicable disease or infection, or disability. The rules promulgated under this subdivision may require a report to be submitted to the department not more than 24 hours after a licensed health professional or health facility determines that an individual has a serious communicable disease or infection.
(b) Investigate cases, epidemics, and unusual occurrences of diseases, infections, and situations with a potential for causing diseases.
(c) Establish procedures for control of diseases and infections, including, but not limited to, immunization and environmental controls.
(d) Establish procedures for the prevention, detection, and treatment of disabilities and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from disabilities or disease, including nutritional problems.
(e) Establish procedures for control of rabies and the disposition of nonhuman agents carrying disease, including rabid animals.
(f) Establish procedures for the reporting of known or suspected cases of lead poisoning or undue lead body burden.
(g) Designate communicable diseases or serious communicable diseases or infections for which local health departments are required to furnish care including, but not limited to, tuberculosis and venereal disease.
(h) Implement this part and parts 52 and 53 including, but not limited to, rules for the discovery, care, and reporting of an individual having or suspected of having a communicable disease or a serious communicable disease or infection, and to establish approved tests under section 5123 and approved prophylaxes under section 5125.
(3) The department shall promulgate rules to provide for the confidentiality of reports, records, and data pertaining to testing, care, treatment, reporting, and research associated with communicable diseases and serious communicable diseases or infections.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 1988, Act 491, Eff. Mar. 30, 1989
Am. 1989, Act 174, Imd. Eff. Aug. 22, 1989
Am. 1994, Act 200, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1994
Am. 2010, Act 119, Imd. Eff. July 13, 2010
Popular Name: Act 368
Admin Rule: R 325.60 and R 325.171 et seq. of the Michigan Administrative Code.
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