Pearl of the day - New York State Communicable Disease Reporting

In general, reporting the following is mandated by law in all or most states Reporting Requirements

  • Communicable diseases
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Domestic violence: however, victim can refuse reporting in most states
  • Most states: GSWs

Note that failure to report may lead to penalties/civil liability.

In New York State specifically, the following communicable diseases are reportable to the DoH (table). Have the contact center page the local health department or to obtain reporting forms (DOH-389), call (518) 474-0548. Cases of HIV infection, HIV-related illness and AIDS are reportable on form DOH-4189 or by calling (212) 442-3388.

Sources: NYS DoH, RoshReview