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mandatory reporting

The obligatory reporting of a particular condition to local or state health authorities, as required for communicable disease and substance abuse.

Microbiology
State boards of health maintain records and collect data resulting from MR of communicable or other diseases that represent a hazard to public health. MR is required in most of the 50 United States for AIDS, amebiasis, anthrax, botulism, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, chancroid, cholera, diphtheria, encephalitis, food-associated illness, giardiasis, gonococcal disease, Haemophilus influenzae infection, HAV, HBV, nonA, non-B-hepatitis, HIV, awaskai syndrome, legionellosis, leprosy, leptospirosis, lymphogranuloma venereum, malaria, measles, meningitis, meningococcal disease, mumps, atypical mycobacteria, pertussis, plague, poliomyelitis, psittacosis, Reye syndrome, salmonellosis, shigellosis, syphilis, tetanus, toxic shock syndrome, trichinosis, TB, tularemia, typhoid fever, typhus, and yellow fever.

Psychiatry
Physicians must report abuse or suspected abuse of children, spouses or the elderly, and are granted prosecutorial immunity if they report their suspicions in good faith.

mandatory reporting

The obligatory reporting of a particular condition to local or state health authorities, as required for communicable disease and substance abuse Infectious disease State boards of health maintain records and collect data resulting from MR of communicable or other diseases that represent a hazard to the public. See Reportable disease Psychiatry Physicians must report abuse or suspected abuse of children, spouses, or the elderly, and are granted prosecutorial immunity if they report their suspicions in good faith. See Abuse.

mandatory reporting

(măn′dă-tŏr″ē) [LL. mandatorius, commissioned, obligatory]
Legally required notification to a state, federal, or police agency of a criminal act, e.g., domestic violence, or of a disease that poses a menace to public health.
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