Regulations Related to Reporting of Communicable Diseases
Montana Communicable Disease Rules 37.114 (sub-chapters) with the most recent changes effective June 7, 2013 can be accessed at the links below. Please contact the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section at (406) 444-0273 for information on state statutes and/or rules.
The Montana legislature specifies the roles and responsibilities of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (MT-DPHHS) through the Montana Code Annotated. In relation to the reporting and control of communicable disease, MCA 50-1-202 (18) grants MT-DPHHS with the authority to “adopt and enforce rules regarding the reporting and control of communicable diseases”. (http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/50.htm). This responsibility is executed through specific rules in the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) [ARM 37.114].
Quick Reference Guide to Administrative Rules Related Reporting and Control of Communicable Diseases in Montana
|Who must report||37.114.201|
|Who report goes to||37.114.201|
|What diseases are reportable||37.114.203|
|How does county report to state||37.114.204|
|What responsibilities does lab have||37.114.204 4-6|
|What information must be reported||37.114.205|
|What is a sensitive occupation||37.114.301|
|What general steps must be performed after a report is received (confirmation of disease; quarantine and isolation; investigation of case, outbreaks)||37.114.307-315|
|What disease specific steps must be performed after a report is received||37.114.501|
|Control measures for TB||37.114.1001|