NH Communicable Diseases Rule Changes

On December 21 2016, the NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding New Hampshire Communicable Diseases rule changes, highlighting that the HCV infection is now reportable.

Key Points and Recommendations:NH DHHS Health Alert

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has updated the list of communicable diseases that are required by law to be reported to NH DHHS by healthcare providers and laboratories. This updated list is available online at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/reportablediseases.pdf

  • Any new diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (acute, chronic, or cleared infection) must now be reported by healthcare providers (laboratory reporting of hepatitis C is not required). Healthcare providers are asked to report hepatitis C using a specific form available at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/forms.htm
  • Other disease reports can be made to the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control by phone at 603-271-4496 (after hours: 603-271-5300), or by completing and faxing (603-271-0545) a report form available at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/diseasereport.pdf
  • Any suspected outbreak, unusual occurrence of disease, or other incident that may represent a threat to public health should be reported even if the disease or condition is not specifically listed on the reportable disease list.

Read the full DHHS alert