Communicable Disease Reporting for Medical Providers

Disease Reporting

Utah law requires prompt disease reporting to allow the local health agency to interrupt disease transmission; locate and provide prophylaxis or treatment to exposed contacts; identify and contain outbreaks; ensure effective treatment and follow-up of cases; and alert the medical community. 

To report a communicable disease to Davis County Health Department, please call (801) 525-5220. 

Disease reporting is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Calls made after-hours or during weekends and holidays will be sent to a confidential voicemail system.  This reporting line also allows for emergency calls to be forwarded to an on-call staff member.  All messages will receive a prompt response.

Relevant laboratory results should accompany a disease report.  Disease reports and/or laboratory results should be faxed to (801) 525-5210. 

Helpful Documents for Disease Reporting:

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Davis County Health Updates to Providers:

Disease Reporting Rule

Diseases are required to be reported according to the Communicable Disease Rule R386-702, under authority of State Statute Sections 26-1-30, 26-6-3, and 26-23-b.  All reports required by rule are confidential and are not open to public inspection.  Nothing in this rule precludes the discussion of case information with the attending physician or public health workers.  A release of information is not required to provide public health workers with patient information. To access the full text of Utah Administrative Code, Communicable Disease Rule, click here.

Public Health Reporting & HIPAA

Utah law requires reporting certain diseases to the local public health agency and includes providing additional patient information if necessary to assist public health efforts to investigate or respond to disease reports. Patient authorization for these disclosures is waived under federal HIPAA provisions. To view a legal statement from the Utah Attorney General authorizing communicable disease reporting in accordance with HIPAA, click here.

Contact Information

Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Email Us
ask-a-nurse@daviscountyutah.gov

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor 
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5200 :: Main
(801) 525-5201 :: Fax

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