Reportable diseases and conditions
This page is provided as a reference for all mandated reporters of Reportable Diseases and Conditions within Kansas City, Mo., as defined in Kansas City Ordinances (Article II, Section. 34-53, 34-55, 34-68).
The reporting requirement applies to diseases and conditions diagnosed in residents of Kansas City, Mo., as well as non-residents who seek medical care within the City.
Below is a list of reportable conditions forms for providers:
- Diseases and conditions reportable in Kansas City, Mo.
- Disease case report
- Animal bite
- Heat illness
- Influenza mortality report
- Aggregate influenza (October – March)
Unless otherwise specified, the report must include the following: patient name, date of birth, sex, race, gender, home address or locating information, telephone number, name of the disease, condition or finding diagnosed or suspected, date of diagnosis, date of onset, name of the attending physician, all associated treatment for the reportable condition, name and address of the treating facility (if any), any appropriate laboratory results and other such facts which may be available.
Reports can be faxed to the following confidential fax machines:
- Surveillance fax – 816-513-6289 (preferred number)
- Communicable Disease Prevention – 816-513-6090
- Tuberculosis fax – 816-513-6316
Permission from the patient to report reportable conditions is not required and is not considered to be a breach of confidentiality under HIPAA guidelines when released as part of a Public Health investigation. The information from medical records and furnished to the Health Department is kept confidential is not accessible to the public.
Kansas City Ordinance delineates the conditions and diseases are reportable by individuals in the following positions:
- Duly licensed physician
- Physician’s assistants
- Advance practice nurses
- Every nurse, superintendent or principal of a public or private school
- Every owner or any person in charge of a child care facility
- Administrator of each institution. The reports filed by such administrator shall not be considered the divulging of confidential information, and does not relieve the responsible physician or other person of duty to report
- Any person in charge of a plasma center or blood donating center shall report when blood extracted from a person tests positive for any disease or condition deemed reportable
- Any person in charge of a clinical laboratory shall report when a laboratory examination of any specimen derived from the human body yields microscopical, cultural, chemical, immunological, serological or other evidence suggestive of those communicable diseases or disease conditions deemed reportable. This reporting requirement also applies to laboratory specimens sent to another laboratory for analysis or evaluation
Missouri is a dual-reporting state for reportable conditions. Each positive, reportable laboratory test in Missouri should result in the creation of two independent reports, one from the physician and one from the laboratory.
Updates and changes to the Reporting Requirements will be posted here as they are announced; this will include our progress toward Electronic Reporting. Please check this site periodically.
If you have questions, please call the Division at 816-513-6152.