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Title 51


Part II.  The Control of Diseases

Chapter 1.Disease Reporting Requirements

§101.Definitions [formerly paragraph 2:001]


Carbon Monoxidecarbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced through incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, including gasoline, oil, and wood.
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Case of Carbon Monoxide Exposureany medical condition/visit resulting from carbon monoxide exposure as determined from the exposure history or patient statement and/or injury resulting from inhalation contact with carbon monoxide. Laboratory test results for carbon monoxide includes results of carboxyhemoglobin tests (blood samples), regardless of test result.

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AUTHORITY NOTE:The first source of authority for promulgation of the sanitary code is in R.S. 36:258(B), with more particular provisions found in Chapters 1 and 4 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. This Part is promulgated in accordance with the specific provisions of R.S. 40:4(A)(2) and R.S. 40:5(1)(2) and (10).

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1212 (June 2002), amended LR 32:1050 (June 2006), LR 34:2173 (October 2008).

§105.Reportable Diseases and Conditions [formerly paragraph 2:003]

A.The following diseases or conditions are hereby declared reportable with reporting requirements by Class.

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4.Class D Special Reportable Diseases or Conditions Shall Require Reporting within Five Business Days.
a.This class shall include the diseases of significant public health concern. The following diseases/conditions shall be reported to the Office of Public Health by the end of the workweek after the existence of a case, suspected case, or a positive laboratory result is known:
ii.monoxide exposure and / or poisoning;
iii.complications of abortion;
iv.congenital hypothyroidism3;
vi.heavy metal (arsenic, cadmium, mercury) exposure and/or poisoning (all ages);
viii.lead exposure and/or poisoning (all ages)3;
ix.pesticide-related illness or injury (all ages);
xi.Reye's Syndrome;
xii.severe traumatic head injury;
xiii.severe under nutrition (severe anemia, failure to thrive);
xiv.sickle cell disease (newborns)3;
xv.spinal cord injury;
xvi.sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

B.Case reports not requiring special reporting instructions (see below) can be reported by confidential disease report forms (2430), facsimile, phone reports or through the Office of Public Health's electronic reportable disease database: https//ophrdd.dhh.state.la.us.

1.¹Report on STD-43 form. Report cases of syphilis with active lesions by telephone.
2.²Report on CDC72.5 (f.5.2431) card.
3.3Report to the Louisiana Genetic Diseases Program and Louisiana Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:4(A)(2) and R.S. 40:5(10).

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, LR 28:1212 (June 2002), amended LR 32:1050 (June 2006), LR 34:2173 (October 2008).

Alan Levine




Department of Health and Hospitals

Office of Public Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LAC 48:V.7005-7009)

Under the authority of R.S. 40:5 and 40:1299.21, 22, 23 and in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health has amended LAC 48:V.7005, 7007 and 7009.

The Rule extends the designation of the area high risk for childhood lead poisoning from Morehouse, Orleans, Tensas and West Carroll to all parishes in the state of Louisiana and it updates case reporting requirements for medical providers. This Rule was determined to be medically necessary pursuant to a review of surveillance data by the state health officer and representatives of Louisiana's medical schools. Reporting requirements for health care providers and laboratories are also amended to be consistent with changes occurring after Hurricane Katrina.

Title 48


Part V.  Public Health Services

Subpart 19.  Genetic Diseases Services

Chapter 70.Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

§7005.Mandatory Blood Lead Screening of Children in High Risk Geographical Areas

A.Based on surveillance data gathered by the State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and review by the state health officer and representatives from medical schools in the state, all parishes are identified as high risk for lead poisoning.

B.Medical providers providing routine primary care services to children ages 6 months to 72 months residing or spending more than 10 hours per week in these parishes must have such children screened in accordance to practices

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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