10A NCAC 41C .0702 REPORTABLE DISEASES, ILLNESSES, AND INJURIES

(a) The following named diseases, illnesses, and injuries are declared to be dangerous to the public health and shall be reported by a physician within the time period specified after the disease, illness, and injury is diagnosed:

(1) asbestosis ‑ 15 business days;

(2) silicosis ‑ 15 business days;

(3) elevated blood lead levels for persons aged 16 years of age and above ‑ 15 business days;

(4) injuries caused by tractors, farm equipment, or farm machinery that occur while working on a farm and require medical care 15 business days;

(5) carbon monoxide poisoning - 15 business days.

(b) All laboratories providing diagnostic service in North Carolina shall report to the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch within the Division of Public Health elevated blood lead levels for persons aged 16 years of age and above.

(c) Physicians shall not be required to report elevated blood lead levels for persons aged 16 years of age and above when a laboratory providing diagnostic service in North Carolina reports elevated blood lead levels.

(d) Non-elevated blood lead levels shall be reported in same manner as elevated blood lead levels under Subparagraph (a)(3) for surveillance purposes.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-29(b); 130A‑455; 130A‑456; 130A‑457; 130A‑458;

Eff. January 4, 1994;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2016;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 16, 2019;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2020.