Who is responsible for reporting communicable diseases?

Texas laws mandate that the following are responsible for disease reporting:

  • Any professional having knowledge of a suspected reportable condition
  • Hospitals and hospital laboratories
  • Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors
  • School authorities, including a superintendent, principal, teacher, school health official or counselor

Please note not all laboratories report directly to the health department. Health professionals are responsible for reporting cases regardless of whether it may be reported by another agency.

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1. Why do I need to report communicable diseases and notable conditions?
2. Who is responsible for reporting communicable diseases?
3. What is reportable?