State Laws Regarding Submission of Syndromic Surveillance Data? – The ISDS Community Forum


I am considering pushing for a revision of Utah’s current communicable disease rule to better accommodate submission of syndromic surveillance to our state health department and would like to know the experiences and current standing of other states.

I am interested in knowing if/how other states have addressed reporting of syndromic surveillance data in state law, rule, code, statute, etc. In which states is it required? authorized? voluntary? What is the specific wording used to define and describe submission of syndromic surveillance data to public health authorities in states where it is specifically addressed in state law, rule, code, statute, etc.?

If anyone has information about their state, or of the best way to reach out to people who may be able to help with this question I would appreciate knowing. I would like to collect information from as many states as possible.


Jonathan Anderson, MPH

Utah Department of Health

Bureau of Epidemiology

email: [email protected]

phone: 801-538-9315


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Permalink Reply by Charlie Ishikawa on August 1, 2013 at 8:51am