(a)  The local health director may reveal the identity and diagnosis of a person with a reportable communicable disease or communicable condition or other communicable disease or communicable condition which represents a significant threat to the public health to those persons specified in Paragraph (b) when disclosure is necessary to prevent transmission in the facility or establishment for which they are responsible. The local health director shall ensure that all persons so notified are instructed regarding the necessity for protecting confidentiality.

(b)  The following persons shall require that any person about whom they are notified pursuant to Paragraph (a) comply with control measures given by the local health director to prevent transmission in the facility or establishment:

(1)           the principal of any private or public school;

(2)           employers;

(3)           superintendents or directors of all public or private institutions, hospitals, or jails; and

(4)           operators of a child day care center, child day care home, or other child care providers.

(c)  The provisions of Paragraphs (a) and (b) shall not apply with regard to gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, chlamydia, non‑gonococcal urethritis, AIDS, and HIV infection. However, persons may be notified with regard to these diseases and conditions in accordance with 10A NCAC 41A .0201, .0202 or .0203 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑143; 130A‑144;

Temporary Rule Eff. February 1, 1988, for a period of 180 days to expire on July 29, 1988;

Eff. March 1, 1988;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 19A .0203 Eff. June 11, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.