Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases is mandated under K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128 and 65-6001 through 65-6007; and by K.A.R. 28-1-2 and 28-1-18. Although physicians have primary responsibility for reporting, school nurses, laboratory directors, infection control practitioners, daycare center directors, health care facilities, state institutions and any other individuals/locations providing health care services are also required to report communicable diseases.
Reports should be made to the local health department by calling (785)562-3485 or to KDHE by calling toll free 1-877-427-7317. A form may be downloaded and sent to the Health Department by fax at (785)562-9984 or faxed to KDHE at 1-877-427-7318.
REPORTABLE DISEASES IN KANSAS for health care providers, hospitals, and laboratories
(K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128, 65-6001 - 65-6007, K.A.R. 28-1-2, 28-1-4, and 28-1-18. Changes effective as of 4/28/2006)
- Indicates that a telephone report is required by law within four hours of suspect or confirmed cases to KDHE toll-free at 877-427-7317
- Indicates that an isolates must be sent to: Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories
In addition, laboratories must report:
•Viral load results of reportable diseases
•ALL blood lead levels, as of 12/2002 (KCLPPP/ABLES)
•CD4+ T-lymphocyte count < 500/ μ or CD4+ T-lymphocytes <29% of total lymphocytes
Outbreaks, unusual occurrence of any disease, exotic or newly recognized diseases, and suspect acts of terrorism should be reported within 4 hours by telephone to the Epidemiology Hotline: 877-427-7317
Mail or fax reports to your local health department and/or to:
KDHE Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210, Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Fax: 877-427-7318 (toll-free)