N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2101
Communicable diseases

  • physicians and institutions
  • duty to report

1.

Every physician shall immediately give notice of every case of communicable disease required by the department to be reported to it, to the health officer of the local health district where such disease occurs.

2.

If there be no physician in attendance on any case of communicable disease, it shall be the duty of the superintendent or other officer of an institution, householder, hotel or lodging housekeeper, or other person where such case occurs, to give the notice of such case of communicable disease required by the department to be reported to it, to the health officer of the local health district where such disease occurs.

3.

The sanitary code may provide that when cases of certain communicable diseases occur (a) in districts of less than fifty thousand population not having a full-time health officer, or

(b)

in state institutions or (c) in tuberculosis hospitals or sanitoria, such cases shall be reported directly to the department or its district health officer.

4.

Such notice shall contain such information concerning the case as shall be required by the sanitary code.

Source: Section 2101 — Communicable diseases; physicians and institutions; duty to report, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2101 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2101’s source at nysenate​.gov

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