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Oregon Disease Reporting: What is Reportable and When
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Overview

Health care providers shall report all cases or suspected cases of the diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions specified below. The timing of health care provider reports is specified to reflect the severity of the illness or condition and the potential value of rapid intervention by public health agencies.

When local public health authorities cannot be reached within the specified time limits, reports shall be made directly to OHA, which shall maintain an around-the-clock public health consultation service.

Licensed laboratories shall report all test results indicative of and specific for the diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions specified below. Such tests include but are not limited to: microbiological culture, isolation, or identification; assays for specific antibodies; and identification of specific antigens, toxins, or nucleic acid sequences.

See Oregon disease reporting rules.


Civil Penalties for Violations of Oregon Reporting Law

A civil penalty may be imposed against a person or entity for a violation of any provision in OAR chapter 333, division 18 or 19.  These regulations include the requirements to report diseases listed below, along with related data; and to cooperate with local and state public health authorities in their investigation and control of reportable diseases. Civil penalties shall be imposed as follows:

  • First violation $100; second violation $200; third or subsequent violation $500
  • Each day out of compliance will be considered a new violation.

Reportable Diseases and Time FramesDisease reporting posters

Reportable diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions - and the time frames within which they must be reported by healthcare providers, are listed below. You may also download disease reporting posters.

Note: new reportables are denoted with red text.

 
Report immediately, day or night:
  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
  • Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) 
  • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae 01, 0139, or toxigenic)
  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Hemorrhagic fever caused by viruses of the filovirus (e.g., Ebola, Marburg) are arena virus (e.g., Lassa, Machupo families)
  • Influenza (novel)
  • Marine Intoxication (intoxication caused by marine microorganisms or their by-products (e.g., paralytic shellfish poisoning, domoic acid intoxication, ciguatera, scombroid) 
  • Measles (rubeola)
  • Plague (Yersinia pestis)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies (human)
  • Rubella  
  • SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and infection by SARS-coronavirus)
  • Smallpox (variola)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
  • Yellow fever
  • Outbreaks and uncommon illnesses (any known or suspected common-source outbreak; any uncommon illness of potential public health significance) 

 

Report within 24 hours (including weekends and holidays):
  • Haemophilus influenzae (any isolation or identification from a normally sterile site)
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Pesticide poisoning

  

Report within one Local Public Health Authority working day:
  • Animal bites (of humans)
  • Arthropod vector-borne disease (babesiosis, California encephalitis, Colorado tick fever,dengue, Eastern equine encephalitis, ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, Kyasanur Forest disease, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, Western equine encephalitis, etc.)
  • Brucellosis (Brucella)
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter) 
  • Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
  • Chlamydiosis (Chlamydia trachomotis, lymphogranuloma venerum) 
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus)
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium)
  • Cyclosporosis (Cyclospora cayetanesis)
  • Enterobacteriaceae family found to be non-susceptible to any carbapenum antibiotic
  • Escherichia coli (Shiga-toxigenic, including E. coli O157 and other serogroups)
  • Giardiasis (Giardia) 
  • Gonococcal infections (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
  • Grimontia spp. infection  (formerly Vibrio hollisae)
  • Hantavirus
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B (acute or chronic infection)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D (delta)
  • Hepatitis E
  • HIV infection (does not apply to anonymous testing) and AIDS
  • Influenza (laboratory-confirmed) death of a person <18 years of age
  • Lead poisoning
  • Legionellosis (Legionella
  • Leptospirosis (Leptospira)
  • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdoferi)
  • Malaria (Plasmodium)  
  • Mumps
  • Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection (nonrespiratory) 
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) acute, non-gonococcal
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydophilia psittaci)
  • Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) 
  • Relapsing fever (Borrelia
  • Rickettsia (all species: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, others)
  • Salmonellosis (Salmonella, including typhoid)
  • Shigellosis (Shigella) 
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidium
  • Taenia infection (including cysticercosis and tapeworm infections)
  • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)
  • Trichinosis (Trichinella)
  • Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis)
  • Vibriosis (other than cholera)
  • Yersiniosis (other than plague)