SECTION .0300 - Diagnose and Investigate Health Problems and Health Hazards in the Community


10A NCAC 48B .0301       BENCHMARK 4

(a)  Benchmark: The local health department shall engage in surveillance activities and assess, investigate and analyze health problems, threats and hazards, maintaining and using epidemiological expertise.

(b)  Activities:

(1)           The local health department shall assure that a surveillance system is in place for identifying health problems, threats and hazards that occur in the community.

(2)           The local health department shall monitor exposure to environmental health risks.

(3)           The local health department shall have access to, and consult with a Masters or Doctoral level epidemiologist when necessary to fully investigate and diagnose health problems and hazards within the community.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-34.1;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2006;

Eff. October 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.