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  • Reporting Requirements

    Viral hepatitis is a mandatory reportable condition in North Dakota (North Dakota Administrative Code 33-06-01, North Dakota Century Code 23-07-01).  This means that health care providers are required by law to report all viral hepatitis cases (i.e., all positive viral hepatitis markers) to the North Dakota Department of Health.

    Who can report?

    Physicians and other health care providers who make a diagnosis of viral hepatitis, hospitals, health care facilities, and medical diagnostic laboratories who identify a viral hepatitis positive sample.

    Examples include, but are not limited to: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical examiners, medical technologists, laboratory technicians and infection control personnel.

    What Information Does the North Dakota Department of Health need?

    • Patient demographic information including name, address, home telephone number, date of birth, race and gender.

    • Pertinent diagnostic information including, but not limited to, results of laboratory tests, results of physical examination, types of symptoms, pregnancy status, blood/organ donor/recipient status, etc.

    • Name and telephone number of the diagnosing physician or the individual submitting the report.

    How can you report?

    By doing one of the following:

    What about follow-up reports?

    After a viral hepatitis case has been reported, the health department may follow up with the health care provider to obtain information about treatment, clinical status or long term sequelae, etc.


    To identify a person with viral hepatitis, please click here to see the case definitions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.