Zika Virus Disease is Now Reportable in Kentucky
Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:44 PM
An emergency amendment to a regulation to make Zika Virus Disease reportable in Kentucky has been signed by Governor Matt Bevin. The approved
emergency amendment to the Reportable Disease Surveillance regulation (902 KAR 2:020) was then filed on June 15 with the Legislative Research
Commission. The emergency amendment was effective as of the date filed with the LRC.
Thus, Zika Virus Disease is now reportable in Kentucky. Notification shall be considered priority and shall be made within one (1) business day.
For Priority Reporting, a report made within one (1) business day shall be:
- Submitted electronically, by fax, or by telephone to the local health department serving the county in which the patient resides; and
- If submitted by telephone, followed up by electronic or fax submission of a report to the local health department serving the county in which the patient
resides within one (1) business day.
A report submitted by fax shall be made with the EPID 200, Kentucky Reportable Disease Form.
The EPID 200, Kentucky Reportable Disease Form for reporting to public health officials has also been revised with an effective date of June, 2016. The
June 2016 version of this form shall be used hereafter for any report submitted by fax or by mail as required by 902 KAR 2:020.
A revised table of reportable diseases and conditions in Kentucky was also released by the Department for Public Health.