Title

Characteristics of Laws Requiring Physicians to Report Patient Information for Public Health Surveillance: Notable Patterns from a Nevada Case Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-19-2017

Publication Title

Journal of Community Health

Volume

43

Issue

2

First page number:

328

Last page number:

337

Abstract

Law-based reporting requirements differ across jurisdictions. We conducted a case study in the U.S. State of Nevada to characterize its physician mandatory reporting laws using legal mapping methodology. Our findings indicate wide, intra-jurisdictional variation in reporting requirements across conditions. They support exploring the hypothesis that reporting requirements' characteristics may impact compliance and call for empirically testing such relationships to enhance compliance and public health surveillance and intervention efforts.

Keywords

Legal obligations, Mandatory reporting, Reportable conditions

Language

eng

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