Board Votes to Extend the Effective Date for the Notifiable Conditions Rule

At their November meeting, the State Board of Health (Board) considered a request from the State Department of Health to extend the effective date of the adopted changes to the Notifiable Conditions rule, set to take effect January 31, 2022. The Board accepted the request, and the effective date of the adopted rules has been extended to January 1, 2023.

The Notifiable Conditions rule outlines requirements for information that health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, and other entities must report that is necessary for public health officials to protect the public's health by tracking communicable diseases and other conditions. The Board adopted amendments to the Notifiable Conditions rule earlier in 2021. The concise explanatory statement summarizes the differences between the proposed rules and adopted rules and the response to public comments. The Board and the Department will develop implementation guidance for regulated entities.

Questions about the Notifiable Conditions rules and implementation can be sent to