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General Statutes

Chapter 130A – Public Health, Article 6 – Communicable Diseases External link

North Carolina's laws governing communicable disease control and reporting are contained in N.C. General Statute 130A External link:

  • Reportable diseases and conditions: § 130A-134
  • Reporting Responsibility: § 130A-135 through 140
  • Confidentiality of Records: § 130A-143
  • Investigation and Control Measures: § 130A-144
  • Quarantine and Isolation Authority: § 130A-145
  • Rabies: § 130A-184 through 201
  • Emergency Department Data Reporting: § 130A-480

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Other sections of N.C. General Statute 130A External link which also deal with communicable disease are:

  • Provision of Local Public Health Services: § 130A-34
  • Powers and Duties of Local Health Director: § 130A-41
  • State Laboratory of Public Health: § 130A-88
  • Vital Statistics: § 130A-90
  • Regulation of Food and Lodging Establishments: § 130A-248
  • Mass Gatherings: § 130A-251 through 258
  • Public Swimming Pools: § 130A-280 through 282
  • Tattooing Regulated: § 130A-283
  • Mosquito and Vector Control: § 130A-352 through 358
  • Biological Agents Registry; Rules; Penalties: § 130A-479

Note: In 2011, § 130A-279 - Sale or Dispensing of Milk, was re-codifed as: Section 266.35 of N.C. General Statute 106 - Agriculture, Article 28C - Grade "A" Milk Sanitation. External link

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Rules (Administrative Code)

Title 10A - Health and Human Services, Chapter 41 - Epidemiology Health External link

The rules for administration of North Carolina protocols for disease control are contained in 10A NCAC 41 External link Subchapter A, Sections .0101-.0907:

  • Reportable Diseases: 10A NCAC 41A .0101
  • Method of Reporting: 10A NCAC 41A .0102
  • Duties of Local Health Director: Report Communicable Diseases: 10A NCAC 41A .0103
  • Hospital Emergency Department Data Reporting: 10A NCAC 41A .0105
  • General Control Measures: 10A NCAC 41A .0201
  • HIV Control Measures: 10A NCAC 41A .0202
  • Hepatitis B Control Measures: 10A NCAC 41A .0203
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Measures: 10A NCAC 41A .0204
  • Tuberculosis Control Measures: 10A NCAC 41A .0205
  • Infection Prevention – Health Care Settings: 10A NCAC 41A .0206
  • Duties of Attending Physicians: 10A NCAC 41A .0210
  • Duties of Other Persons: 10A NCAC 41A .0211
  • Sale of Turtles Restricted: 10A NCAC 41A .0302
  • Recording the Sales of Birds: 10A NCAC 41A .0303

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The rules for the administration of North Carolina's biological agents registry are contained in 10A NCAC 41 External link Subchapter A, Sections .0901-.0907:

  • Biological Agent Registry: 10A NCAC 41A .0901
  • Biological Agents to be Reported: 10A NCAC 41A .0902
  • When to Report Biological Agents: 10A NCAC 41A .0903
  • What Biological Agent Information to Report: 10A NCAC 41A .0904
  • Exemptions from Biological Agent Reporting: 10A NCAC 41A .0905
  • Security of Biological Agents: 10A NCAC 41A .0906
  • Release of Information in the Biological Agents Registry: 10A NCAC 41A .0907

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The rules for the administration of North Carolina's rabies control measures are contained in 10A NCAC 41 External link Subchapter G, Sections .0101-.0103:

  • Time of Rabies Vaccination: 10 NCAC 41G .0101
  • Fees for Rabies Tags, Links and Rivets: 10 NCAC 41G .0102
  • Approved Rabies Vaccines: 10 NCAC 41G .0103

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