The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated Kansas Administrative Regulations that regulate the reporting of and isolation and quarantine for infectious or contagious diseases and other health conditions (K.A.R. 28-1-1 through 28-1-18). The regulations go into effect May 11, 2018 and can be found at Regulations Related to Infectious or Contagious Diseases and Conditions. Please download REPORTABLE DISEASES IN KANSAS and post or distribute appropriately.
For 4-hour reportable diseases, a report must be made by telephone to the KDHE Epidemiology Hotline at 1-877-427-7317. For all other reportable diseases, fax a Kansas Reportable Disease Form and any lab results to your local health department or to KDHE at 877-427-7318. Reportable Disease Forms are available at Disease Reporting for Health Professionals. Please consult the person at your facility who is responsible for disease reporting to ensure that they are aware of the new regulations.