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Public Health Data Collection and Reporting in New Mexico

        The law requires all health care providers and facilities with knowledge of an individual with a ‘notifiable’ condition to report the disease to the Department of Health.  All notifiable condition reports are confidential, but may be used to do research as long as the information is protected.1  The law mandates that a registry be maintained identifying every employee that has abused, neglected or exploited a person receiving care.2 An immunization registry has also been established in order to house all immunization records in the state.3

        All providers that diagnose an STD must report the disease immediately to the local health officer.4  Similarly, all incidences of an individual being infected with a contagious disease must also be reported.5  For public health purposes and STD clinics, consent from the individual is not required to perform an HIV test.6

        New Mexico has created a health information system to collect, analyze and share health information as well as standardize collection methods in the state.7 A provider can access the information he or she has submitted to the health information system as well as aggregate data, however, a provider cannot access the information that another provider has submitted to the system.8

 

Footnotes

  • 1. N.M. Admin. Code 7.4.3
  • 2. N.M. Admin. Code 7.1.12
  • 3. N.M.S.A. §24-5-7   
  • 4. N.M.S.A. §24-1-7; N.M.S.A. §24-1-9.4; N.M.S.A. §24-1-8       
  • 5. N.M.S.A. §24-1-15; N.M.S.A. §24-1-15.1
  • 6. N.M.S.A. §24-2B-5
  • 7. N.M.S.A. §24-14A-3   
  • 8. N.M.S.A. §24-14A-6

 

Public Health Data Collection and Reporting in New Mexico

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Public Health Data Collection and Reporting Access-N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-5-9 All information stored in the immunization registry is confidential and may only be accessed by primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, managed...
Control of disease and conditions of public health significance-N.M. Code R. § 7.4.3.9 The Department of Health may take any steps necessary to protect the public health of the citizens of New Mexico, including imposing isolation or...
Health information; confidentiality; immunity from liability for furnishing – N.M. Stat. Ann. §14-6-1 All health information of a specific individual is confidential, even if the information is retained by government agency, a licensed facility or a...
Immunization Requirements-N.M. Code R. § 7.5.2.8 All children must be immunized for the listed diseases in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Academy...
Report of induced abortions-N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-14-18 All induced abortions must be reported to the state registrar within 5 days. Such reports are only used for statistical purposes and are not...
Reports of spontaneous fetal death-N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-14-22 All spontaneous fetal deaths occurring after the fetus reached the gestational age of 20 weeks must be reported to the state registrar within 10 days...
Sexually transmitted diseases; disclosure statement – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-9.5 A person to whom results of a sexually transmitted disease test have been disclosed to, may not further disclose this information to another person...
Superintendent; duty to report-N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-5-4 All school superintendents must report the status of immunizations for each school child to the Department of Health. All records must remain current...
Tests required for newborn infants-N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-1-6 The Department must create regulations mandating newborn screening tests for congenital diseases for those hospitals or other health institutions...
Public health reporting requirements Advisory committee created; members, duties – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-29-3 The state of New Mexico has passed a Hospital Acquired Infection Act, which calls for the creation of a hospital acquired infection advisory...
Control of Disease and Conditions of Public Health Significance – N.M. Code R §7.4.3.9 The Department of Health may take any steps necessary to protect the public health of the citizens of New Mexico, including imposing isolation or...
Data Reporting Requirements for Health Care Facilities – N.M. Code R. §7.1.4 All licensed inpatient facilities must submit the following required data to the New Mexico Health Policy Commission on a yearly basis: Admission...
Health information system; creation; access – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-14A-6 A data provider can access the information he or she has submitted to the health information system, including data specific to an individual patient...
Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance Reports – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-29-6 New Mexico’s Hospital Acquired Infection Act, also requires hospitals that participate in hospital acquired infection surveillance (not all...
Hospital Reporting Requirements – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-5.9 A hospital or health care facility must provide to the Secretary of Children, Youth and Families, information about its financial viability,...
Notifiable Conditions – N.M. Code R. §7.4.3.8 Notifiable conditions   The New Mexico Department of Health must maintain a list of notifiable conditions that must be reported through a 24-...
Disease specific reporting requirements: STDs Communication regarding sexually transmitted diseases – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-8 If a physician knows or has reason to believe that a person with a sexually transmitted disease may expose other people to the disease, the physician...
Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Sexually transmitted diseases; reports of cases – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-7 Any physician who diagnoses a sexually transmitted disease, or institution where this is a case of a sexually transmitted disease, or a lab that gets...
Confidentiality of reported data (Cross reference Privacy & Confidentiality) Confidentiality of HIV Testing – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-2B-6 A person or his or her agents who gives an HIV test to an individual may not disclose the identity of the person who is given the test or the results...
Control of Disease and Conditions of Public Health Significance – N.M. Code R §7.4.3.9 The Department of Health may take any steps necessary to protect the public health of the citizens of New Mexico, including imposing isolation or...
Notifiable Conditions – N.M. Code R. §7.4.3.8 Notifiable conditions   The New Mexico Department of Health must maintain a list of notifiable conditions that must be reported through a 24-...
Sexually transmitted diseases; confidentiality – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-9.4 Any person who administers a test for a sexually transmitted disease, or his or her agents, may not disclose the identity of the person being tested...
Public health Registries Creation of an Immunization Registry – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-5-7 New Mexico law authorizes the creation of an immunization registry with coordination from the Department of Health and the Department of Human...
Health information system; creation; duties of commission – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-14A-3 The state created a health information system to participate in the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating health information that would...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Abortion Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: AIDS/HIV Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Informed Consent for HIV Treatment Not Required – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-2B-5 Informed consent for HIV testing is not required under the following circumstances: For a physician or health care facility performing testing of...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Birth defects Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Brain tumor Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Cancer Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Communicable diseases/reportable diseases (as designated by each state) Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Congenital abnormalities Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Reporting of Contagious Diseases – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with a threatening contagious disease, the physician must inform local public health...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Fetal deaths Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Lead poisoning Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...
Disease specific reporting requirements: Other conditions designated by the state as required reporting Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § 7.7.2.19 Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...
Protocol for the Management for Infectious Forms of Tuberculosis – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-15.1 When a physician gains knowledge that an individual is infected with an infectious form of tuberculosis, the physician must inform the Department of...