Notifiable Conditions - COVID-19 Permanent Rule

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 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

Previously, the Board adopted amendments to the Notifiable Conditions rule at their March 10, 2021 meeting. These amendments go into effect on January 1, 2023. More information on these amendments can be found on the Notifiable Conditions permanent rule web page. Questions about the Notifiable Conditions rules can be emailed to notifiableconditions@sboh.wa.gov.

Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050
State Board of Health Contact: notifiableconditions@sboh.wa.gov
Department of Health Contact: Alexandra Montaño, 360-236-4205
For media or general inquiries about this rule, please contact Kelie Kahler, Board Communication Manager, 360-236-4102

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