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Public Health Data Collection and Reporting in Massachusetts

In order to monitor the health of the general public, Massachusetts requires all health-care facilities to report incidences of certain diseases to the local health boards and the Department of Public Health.1 The law also mandates that all cancer cases2 and birth-related abnormalities3 be reported to the state’s registries.  Additionally, hospitals are required to report birth information4 and fetal deaths to the Commissioner of Public Health.5

The Department of Public Health can use any of the information it collects as part of its published annual reports regarding the health and welfare of the population or for research purposes.6  However, Massachusetts law requires that the Department and its employees maintain the confidentiality of all reported medical information, except in specific, limited circumstances.  More specifically, the law limits the use of individually identifiable data to the Department or local health board members, who have a specific need to see the personal health information.7

 

Footnotes

  • 1. 105 MA ADC 300.100; 105 MA ADC 300.180; M.G.L.A. 111 §110B; M.G.L.A. 111 §111A
  • 2. 105 MA ADC 301.010
  • 3. M.G.L.A. 111 §67E
  • 4. M.G.L.A. 111 §24B; 105 MA ADC 130.628
  • 5. M.G.L.A. 111 §202
  • 6. M.G.L.A. 111 §24
  • 7. 105 MA ADC 300.120

 

Public Health Data Collection and Reporting in Massachusetts

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Public health reporting requirements 101. Mass. Code Regs. 614.08. - Reporting Requirements “Reporting Requirements”   This section establishes the reporting requirements to the Health Safety Net Office for providers,...
104. Mass. Code Regs. 32.06. - Additional Reporting Requirements “Additional Reporting Requirements”   This section provides that in addition to the reporting requirements contained in 104 Mass....
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1007. - Reporting “Reporting”   Information from an acute and non-acute care hospital sharps injury logs concerning exposure incidents must be...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1043. - Reporting the Dispensing of Emergency Contraception “Reporting the Dispensing of Emergency Contraception”   Hospital must report each time that it dispenses emergency contraception...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.331. - Serious Incident and Accident Reports All hospitals must report the following to the Department of Health: Unanticipated death, unrelated to the patient’s condition, or death as...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.332. - Serious Reportable Events (SREs) The law defines a serious reportable event (SRE) as a preventable event occurring on hospital property that results in an adverse patient outcome,...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.628. - Data Collection and Reporting Systems Each maternal and newborn service must comply with Massachusetts laws and must maintain a daily patient log as required by the Department of Public...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.970. - Reporting to the Department of Public Health “Reporting to the Department of Public Health”   Requires hospitals submit information regarding patient outcomes and utilization...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 140.307. - Serious Incident Reports “Serious Incident Reports”   A clinic must immediately report to the Department any of the following that occurs on premises covered...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 140.308. - Ambulatory Surgery Center Reporting and Reimbursement for Serious Reportable Events “Ambulatory Surgery Center Reporting and Reimbursement for Serious Reportable Events”   “Serious Reportable Event” (SRE...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 140.611. - Reports on Surgery and Anesthesia Related Complications “Reports on Surgery and Anesthesia Related Complications”   Each clinic shall record all surgery-related or anesthesia-related...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 170.347. - Data Reports to the Department “Data Reports to the Department”   Each ambulance service must submit data to the Department, including but not limited to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.100. - Diseases Reportable to Local Boards of Health Household members, physicians or other providers must report cases or suspect cases of the following diseases to the local board of health...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.190. - Surveillance and Control of Diseases Dangerous to the Public Health “Surveillance and Control of Diseases Dangerous to the Public Health”   The Department and local boards of health are authorized to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.193. - Surveillance of Injuries Dangerous to Public Health “Surveillance of Injuries Dangerous to Public Health”   This section lists the types of injuries or causes of injuries the...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.010. - Information Required to be Reported Regarding Congenital Anomalies “Information Required to be Reported Regarding Congenital Anomalies”   Directs the commissioner to require, as necessary and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.040. - Physician Reporting Requirements “Physician Reporting Requirements”   Any physician who makes a diagnosis of a congenital anomaly prenatally, at delivery or between...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 365.500. - Notification “Notification” Any health care provider, laboratory, board of health or administrator of a city, state or private institution or hospital...
114.1. Mass. Code Regs. 17.03. - Required Data “Required Data”   This section lists the types of data hospital need to submit to the department. Hospitals shall submit data on...
114.1. Mass. Code Regs. 17.04. - Data Submission Requirements “Data Submission Requirements”   Requires hospitals to submit required data in accordance with the requirements of the Data...
114.6. Mass. Code Regs. 11.03. - Reporting Requirements “Reporting Requirements”   This law establishes the reporting requirements for each provider, surcharge payer, and ambulatory...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 51H - Reporting about healthcare-associated infections and serious reportable events; charges or reimbursement for resulting services prohibited A facility (defined as a hospital or clinic) must report information on all health care related infections (defined as “a localized or systemic...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §25L - Health care workforce center “Health care workforce center”   This law establishes a health care workforce center in the department, meant to improve access to...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §72L - Abuse by licensed or registered professional; any necessary disciplinary action “Abuse by licensed or registered professional; any necessary disciplinary action including suspension or revocation of license”   If...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111C, §11 - Statewide coordinated trauma care system; regulations and guidelines “Statewide coordinated trauma care system; regulations and guidelines; trauma registry reporting and analysis system; designation as trauma...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111C, §2 - Statewide EMS system; expectations; purpose “Statewide EMS system; expectations; purpose”   The law establishes the procedures and expectations of a statewide EMS system. The...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 112, §39D - Reporting of improper dispensing of prescription drugs “Reporting of improper dispensing of prescription drugs”   Provides that stores or pharmacies engaged in the drug business must...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 112, §5I - Surgical and other procedures; report of data regarding results “Surgical and other procedures; report of data regarding results”   Authorizes the board to require hospitals, physicians, health...
Public Health Data Collection and Reporting 105 Mass. Code Regs. 130.1302. - Angioplasty Patient Outcome Monitoring Requirements All hospitals that provide angioplasties must provide patient specific surgery outcome data to the Data Analysis Center (a center contracted out by...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1202. - Cardiac Surgery Patient Outcome Monitoring Requirements All hospitals that provide cardiac surgeries must provide patient specific surgery outcome data to the Data Analysis Center (a center contracted out...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1203. - Cardiac Surgery Patient Outcome Data Requirements All hospitals that provide cardiac surgeries must provide patient specific data to the Data Analysis Center (a center contracted out by the...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1303. - Angioplasty Patient Outcome Data Requirements All hospitals that provide angioplasties must provide patient specific data to the Data Analysis Center (a center contracted out by the Department of...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1410. - Quality Improvement Hospitals must implement a data driven quality assessment and performance improvement program for the Primary Stroke Service.  The hospital must...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 110B - Reyes syndrome treatment or examination; reports A physician, physician assistant, a nurse or other person who examines or treats a child with Reyes syndrome must report the examination or treatment...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 111A - Cerebral palsy; reports If a physician or hospital attendant suspects that a patient is afflicted with cerebral palsy, he must give written notice to the board of health...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports The Department of Public Health must establish a registry to record cases of malignant disease and benign brain related tumors to conduct...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 191 - Reports of lead poisoning; notifications to agencies; records A physician, nurse, hospital, health center, or other diagnosing agency must report each case of lead poisoning (not previously reported) to the...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 202 - Fetal deaths; reports; confidentiality; disposition of remains; violations; forms When a fetal death (defined as death occurring prior to extraction from mother, and does not breathe or show any evidence of life; it does not...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 24 - Publication of parts of annual report; manual of laws The Department of Public Health can publish parts of its annual reports that relate to the general health and welfare of the population.  The...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 24B - Birth information; statistical purposes Upon the birth of a child, the physician or nurse or person responsible for the birth must forward the relevant information to the Commissioner of...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 25A - Inventory of health care resources and related information; status as public record; reporting regulations; publication; inter-agency cooperation; contracts authorized The Department of Community Health should maintain an inventory of health care resources, which should be usable by the general public and become...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 12C, § 16 - Annual report based on information submitted under Secs. 8, 9, and 10; hearing Annual report based on information submitted under Secs. 8, 9, and 10; hearing The Center for Health Information and Analysis must publish an annual...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 12C, § 8 - Reporting requirements for institutional providers and their parent organization and other affiliates The Center for Health Information and Analysis must require the uniform reporting of revenues, charges, costs, prices, and utilization of health care...
Public health Registries 105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.1701. - Healthcare-associated Infection Data Collection, Submission and Reporting Certain hospitals that are registered with the National Healthcare Safety Network (“NHSN”, the data collection network operated by the...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 155.001. - Purpose “Purpose”   The purpose of this section is the prevention, reporting and investigation of patient and resident abuse, neglect, and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 155.014. - Hearing Process for Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides and Homemakers “Hearing Process for Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides and Homemakers”   This section establishes the hearing process available for an...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 155.016. - Establishment and Content of the Registry for Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides and Homemakers “Establishment and Content of the Registry for Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides and Homemakers”   The Department must establish and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.190. - Surveillance and Control of Diseases Dangerous to the Public Health “Surveillance and Control of Diseases Dangerous to the Public Health”   The Department and local boards of health are authorized to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.191. - Access to Medical Records and Other Information The Department and local boards of health may obtain medical records and other information necessary to investigate, monitor, prevent the spread of...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.001. - Purpose “Purpose”   This section’s purpose is to facilitate the maintenance of the Cancer Registry established by the Massachusetts...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.020. - Persons, Facilities, and Agencies Required to Report Information All health care facilities and providers must report cases of malignant disease and benign brain tumors diagnosed, treated, evaluated or medically...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.030. - Time for Reporting All information for reporting must be given to the Department within 180 days of diagnosis or date of first contact for providing treatment,...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.035. - Quality Assurance In order to assure the quality of the data submitted to the Cancer Registry, the health care facility and provider must allow the Cancer Registry to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.040. - Confidentiality of Reports The Department of Public Health must maintain the confidentiality of the reports sent to the Cancer Registry.  The Department cannot release any...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.080. - Quality Assurance “Quality Assurance”   Physicians and health care facility must allow the Congenital Anomalies Registry to inspect and copy such...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §24M - Computerized immunization registry “Computerized immunization registry”   The Department must establish, maintain and operate a computerized immunization registry. The...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §72J - Registry; establishment; documented findings of patient or resident abuse “Registry; establishment; documented findings of patient or resident abuse”   The department mustestablish and maintain a registry...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 112, §77 - Investigation of complaints; national data reporting systems “Investigation of complaints; national data reporting systems”   Authorizes the board to investigate complaints of violations of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Fetal deaths 105. Mass. Code Regs. 130.628. - Data Collection and Reporting Systems Each maternal and newborn service must comply with Massachusetts laws and must maintain a daily patient log as required by the Department of Public...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.020. - Data Collection Manual The Congenital Abnormalities Registry must identify in a data collection manual the specific data requirements and diagnoses that are required to be...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Confidentiality of reported data (Cross reference Privacy & Confidentiality) 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.120. - Confidentiality All information, such as disease reports, interviews, or electronic records, that identifies the patient, that was used to report to or collected by...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.001. - Purpose “Purpose”   This section’s purpose is to facilitate the maintenance of the Cancer Registry established by the Massachusetts...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.080. - Quality Assurance “Quality Assurance”   Physicians and health care facility must allow the Congenital Anomalies Registry to inspect and copy such...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 340.100. - Case Reporting and Actions “Case Reporting and Actions”   Whenever any household member, physician, laboratory and other officials designated by the Department...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §119 - Records pertaining to venereal diseases “Records pertaining to venereal diseases”   Medical records pertaining to venereal diseases, are not public records, and the...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 112, § 12R - Written statement of reasons for abortion; tests on pregnant patients prior to abortions; various reports – “Written statement of reasons for abortion as required by Sec. 12M; tests on pregnant patients prior to abortions; report to commissioner,...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 112, §5I - Surgical and other procedures; report of data regarding results “Surgical and other procedures; report of data regarding results”   Authorizes the board to require hospitals, physicians, health...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Abortion 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: AIDS/HIV 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.180. - Diseases Reportable Directly to the Department Hospitals, physicians or other health care providers and local health boards must report any suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis directly to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Birth defects 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.010. - Information Required to be Reported Regarding Congenital Anomalies Physicians who make diagnoses prenatally, at birth or until 3 years, must be reported to the Commission and be placed in the Congenital Abnormalities...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Brain tumor 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Cancer 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.010. - Cases Required to be Reported Each case of malignant disease or benign brain tumor that is diagnosed, evaluated, treated, medically supported or palliated must be reported to the...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.015. - Information Required to be Reported Each cancer report submitted under 105 MA ADC 301.010 must include the following: Patient identifiers and demographics; Provider and facility...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.020. - Persons, Facilities, and Agencies Required to Report Information All health care facilities and providers must report cases of malignant disease and benign brain tumors diagnosed, treated, evaluated or medically...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.025. - Report Form Each case of malignant disease and benign brain related tumor disease must reported by a hospital or lab must be in an electronic format approved by...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.030. - Time for Reporting All information for reporting must be given to the Department within 180 days of diagnosis or date of first contact for providing treatment,...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.035. - Quality Assurance In order to assure the quality of the data submitted to the Cancer Registry, the health care facility and provider must allow the Cancer Registry to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 301.040. - Confidentiality of Reports The Department of Public Health must maintain the confidentiality of the reports sent to the Cancer Registry.  The Department cannot release any...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Communicable diseases/reportable diseases (as designated by each state) 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.100. - Diseases Reportable to Local Boards of Health Household members, physicians or other providers must report cases or suspect cases of the following diseases to the local board of health...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.150. - Declaring a Disease or Condition Immediately Reportable, Under Surveillance and/or Subject to Isolation and Quarantine: Temporary Reporting, Surveillance and/or Isolation and Quarantine In order to reduce the morbidity and mortality, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health can require the reporting, authorize surveillance...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.180. - Diseases Reportable Directly to the Department Hospitals, physicians or other health care providers and local health boards must report any suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis directly to...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 365.500. - Notification “Notification” Any health care provider, laboratory, board of health or administrator of a city, state or private institution or hospital...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Congenital abnormalities 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.050. - Medical Records Abstraction Abstractors must be qualified and trained to review and abstract medical records for the Congenital Abnormalities Registry.  Abstractors are...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Lead poisoning 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Other conditions designated by the state as required reporting 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Disease specific reporting requirements: STDs 105. Mass. Code Regs. 172.003. - Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health “Notice to Care Providers Who Have Sustained an Exposure to an Infectious Disease Dangerous to the Public Health”   A health care...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 180.044. - Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases “Standard - Reporting of Infectious Diseases”   Clinical laboratories are responsible for reporting to the Department any result on...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.170. - Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories “Laboratory Findings Indicative of Infectious Disease Reportable Directly to the Department by Laboratories”   Requiresall...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.192. - Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures “Surveillance of Diseases Possibly Linked to Environmental Exposures”   The Department is authorized to collect medical records and...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 340.100. - Case Reporting and Actions “Case Reporting and Actions”   Whenever any household member, physician, laboratory and other officials designated by the Department...
105. Mass. Code Regs. 345.300. - Duties of a Certified Clinic “Duties of a Certified Clinic”   A certified clinic must report to the Department, on forms, every patient with a sexually...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §110 - Report of diseases of the eyes of infants “Report of diseases of the eyes of infants”   In order to prevent blindness, the nurse, relative or other attendant of an infant...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111 - Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section “Notice to board of health that persons infected with dangerous diseases; application of section”   A physician who knows or has...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, §111B - Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports “Malignant disease and benign brain-related tumor registry; reports”   The department must establish a registry to record certain...
Screenings for conditions if the results are required to be reported 105. Mass. Code Regs. 300.191. - Access to Medical Records and Other Information The Department and local boards of health may obtain medical records and other information necessary to investigate, monitor, prevent the spread of...
Birth defects reporting requirements 105. Mass. Code Regs. 302.070. - Confidentiality Information to be reported for the Congenital Abnormalities Registry must be necessary to conduct epidemiological studies and develop treatment and...
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 111, § 67E - Children born with congenital anomaly, birth defect, birth injury or an intellectual disability; reports Within 30 days after diagnosis of a congenital abnormality, birth defect or birth injury that could lead to death or injury, the diagnosing physician...