The Washington State Board of Health and the Washington State Department of Health are in the process of revising the state’s notifiable conditions rules and are seeking input on potential costs associated with the draft rules. These rules outline requirements for providers, including hospitals, to report certain information necessary for public health officials to help track infectious and noninfectious conditions. The latest draft rule language can be found on the rule-making webpage along with supporting documents that outline proposed changes.
Participation in the cost survey will help the Board and Department understand the costs of the draft rules and help them decide what will be included in the proposed rules. Responses can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Notifiable Conditions Cost Questionnaire.” The Board and Department are asking for responses by Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.