Washington's 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 filed a CR-101, Preproposal Statement of Inquiry, on July 23, 2021 for the Notifiable Conditions rule (chapter 246-101 WAC). The CR-101 announces to the public that the Board is considering revising the rule to:
- Establish and clarify reporting requirements for COVID-19 for health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, and local health jurisdictions, consistent with the Board’s COVID-19 Reporting emergency rules
- Clarify the instances in which a health care provider or facility must report a notifiable condition to a local health jurisdiction or the Department of Health
- Make editorial revisions as necessary to improve clarity and usability
Please visit the Notifiable Conditions COVID-19 Permanent Rule project web page for more information and learn how to participate in the rulemaking process.