Epidemiology

Notifiable Conditions

Several Texas laws (Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84, and 87) require specific information regarding notifiable conditions be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (Chapter 97, Title 25, Texas Administrative Code ). 2014 Summary of TAC changes relating to notifiable conditions.

General Instructions
WHAT: Follow the link for Notifiable conditions. In addition to these conditions, any outbreaks, exotic diseases, and unusual group expressions of disease must be reported. All diseases shall be reported by name, age, sex, race/ethnicity, DOB, address, telephone number, disease, date of onset, method of diagnosis, and name, address, and telephone number of physician.
WHEN: The following link of Notifiable Conditions in Texas (Hyperlink to PDF) indicates when to report each condition. Cases or suspected cases of illness considered to be public health emergencies, outbreaks, exotic diseases, and unusual group expressions of disease must be reported to Montgomery County Public Health District or DSHS immediately. Other diseases for which there must be a quick public health response must be reported within one working day. All other conditions must be reported to Montgomery County Public Health District or DSHS within one week.
HOW: Please call, fax or mail the information based on the condition reporting timeframe. Most notifiable conditions, or other illnesses that may be of public health significance, should be reported directly to Montgomery County Public Health District or to DSHS.

 

Reporting Forms:
Epi-1 – used for less detailed multiple cases
Epi-2 – used for more detailed single case
Fax Reports to: Montgomery County Public Health 936-539-9272
Or Mail to
Montgomery County Public Health District
Attn: Epidemiology
1300 South Loop 336 West
Conroe, TX 77305

 

To Contact Epidemiology Services
Syed Ibrahim- Chief Epidemiologist
Working Hours: Monday –Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm- call 936-523-5026
For After Hours Services: call 888-825-9754