Hawaii Health Care Providers Disease Reporting Requirements

(Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 11-156)
(Click here for table of isolation and control requirements)

Reporting Categories

  • Urgent: Diseases labeled “Urgent” shall be reported by telephone as soon as a provisional diagnosis is established and shall be followed by a written report submitted by mail or fax withing three (3) days to the program office as indicated below.
  • Routine: Report by mail, telephone, or fax to the Disease Investigation Branch on O’ahu, or to the appropriate District Health Offices noted below.
  • Routine/Enteric: Report by telephone as soon as a working diagnosis is established if the individual case is a FOODHANDLER, DIRECT CARE PROVIDER, or PRE-SCHOOL AGED CHILD.
  • Confidential: Diseases labelled “Confidential” shall be reported by mail or telephone within three working days to the appropriate program noted below.
  • Upon request: Disease shall be reported to the Disease Investigation Branch upon request
DISEASEREPORTING CATEGORYREPORT TO*
AnthraxUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Botulism, FoodborneUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
BrucellosisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
CholeraUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Congenital Rubella SyndromeUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Dengue FeverUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
DiptheriaUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Encephalitis, Meningitis, Arboviral (Alpha viruses [e.g., California Serogroup, Eastern equine, Western equine, Venezuelan equine, Chikungunya virus disease], Flavivirus [Powassan, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis])UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Fish Poisoning (ciguatera, scombroid, or hallucinogenic)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Foodborne illness: 2 or more ill persons having eaten: (a) a common food, or (b) at a place in commonUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
GlandersUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Haemophilus influenzae Serotype b (meningitis, bacteremia, epiglottitis, pneumonia, or isolation from a normally sterile site)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Hantavirus DiseaseUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Hepatitis A - Also report liver function tests (AST, ALT) conducted at the same time a=for all patients who are HAV IgM positiveUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Influenza (Laboratory confirmed cases and outbreaks)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
LegionellosisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Measles (rubeola)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
MelioidosisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Meningococcal Disease (meningitis, meningococcemia, or isolation from a normally sterile site)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
PertussisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
PlagueUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
PoliomyelitisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
PsittacosisUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Q FeverUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
RabiesUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Rubella (German Measles)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
SmallpoxUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
TularemiaUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Typhoid FeverUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (Filoviruses [e.g., Ebola, Marburg], and Arenaviruses [e.g., Lassa, Machupo])UrgentDisease Investigation Branch
West Nile Virus FeverUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Yellow FeverUrgentDisease Investigation Branch
Botulism, wound or infantRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Chickenpox - varicella (report individual cases)RoutineDisease Investigation Branch
CyclosporiasisRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Enterococcus, Vancomycin-resistantRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
FilariasisRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Hepatitis B (acute and chronic) - Also report liver function tests (AST, ALT) conducted at the same time for all patients who are anti-HCV positiveRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Hepatitis C (acute) - Also report liver function tests (AST, ALT) conducted at the same time for all patients who are anti-HCV positiveRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Hepatitis E - Also report liver function tests (AST, ALT) conducted at the same time for all patients who are anti-HCV positiveRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
LeptospirosisRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
MalariaRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
MumpsRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Pneumococcal disease (meningitis, bacteremia, or isolation from a normally sterile site)RoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Streptococcal disease, Group A (beta hemolytic, invasive disease including Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, or isolation from a normally sterile site, but not including pharyngitis)RoutineDisease Investigation Branch
TetanusRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
ToxoplasmosisRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
TrichinosisRoutineDisease Investigation Branch
Typhus (louse, flea, mite-borne)RoutineDisease Investigation Branch
AmebiasisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
CampylobacteriosisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
CryptosporidiosisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Escherichia coli O157Routine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
GiardiasisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)Routine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Hemorrhagic colitis due to E. coli , any strain or serotypeRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
ListeriosisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Norovirus (NoV) (Report laboratory confirmed cases and outbreaks)Routine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Salmonellosis (other than typhoid)Routine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
ShigellosisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
Vibrosis (other than cholera)Routine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
YersiniosisRoutine/EntericDisease Investigation Branch
AngiostrongyliasisUpon RequestDisease Investigation Branch
Hepatitis C (chronic) - Also report liver function tests (AST, ALT) conducted at the same time for all patients who are anti-HCV positiveUpon RequestDisease Investigation Branch
Influenza -like illnessUpon RequestDisease Investigation Branch
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus )Upon RequestDisease Investigation Branch
Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) VRSAUpon RequestDisease Investigation Branch
TuberculosisUrgentTuberculosis Control Program
Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis)ConfidentialSTD Prevention Program
Gonococcal Disease (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)ConfidentialSTD Prevention Program
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)ConfidentialSTD Prevention Program
SyphilisConfidentialSTD Prevention Program
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (CDC Case Definition)ConfidentialHIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)ConfidentialHIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
Hansen's DiseaseRoutineHansen's Disease Community Program

*REPORT TO:

Disease Investigation Branch

O’ahu
Phone: (808) 586-4586
Fax: (808) 586-4595
Hawai’i
Phone: (808) 933-0912
Fax: (808) 933-0400
Kaua’i
Phone: (808) 241-3563
Fax: (808) 241-3480
Maui
Phone: (808) 984-8213
Fax: (808) 243-5141
After hours, weekends, and holidays report to:  1-800-360-2575

Tuberculosis Control Program

1700 Lanakila Avenue, Ground Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817, Attn: Registry – Confidential
Phone: (808) 832-3534
Fax: (808) 832-5624

STD Prevention Program

3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 304, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-9281
Fax: (808) 733-9291

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program (Confidential)

3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 306, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-4079

Hansen’s Disease Community Program

3627 Kilauea Avenue Room 102, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 733-9831
Fax: (808) 733-9836