325-2 Physicians, laboratory directors, and health care professionals to report. Every physician or health care professional having a client affected by or suspected of being affected by a disease or condition declared to be communicable or dangerous to the public health by the director of health shall report the incidence or suspected incidence of such disease or condition to the department of health in writing or in the manner specified by the department of health. Every laboratory director having laboratory data regarding an individual affected by or suspected of being affected by a disease or condition declared to be communicable or dangerous to the public health shall report such diseases or conditions to the department of health in writing or in a manner specified by the health department; provided that the laboratory data reported to the department of health shall include the individual's complete demographic information, including name, date of birth, residential address, and phone number, obtained and confirmed at the time of specimen collection for the purposes of facilitating a public health investigation as necessary by the department of health. Every physician, laboratory director, or health care professional who violates this section may be fined in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per violation, to be assessed by the director of health. The director of health is authorized to impose the penalty pursuant to this section. [PC 1869, c 59, 24; am L 1911, c 125, 1; am L 1919, c 22, 1; RL 1925, 932, pt of 1022; RL 1935, 1090; am L 1943, c 43, 5(b); RL 1945, 2301; am L 1949, c 53, 29; RL 1955, 49-2; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 325-2; gen ch 1985; am L 1987, c 265, 2; am L 1988, c 158, 1; am L 2016, c 115, 2]

 

 

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