Characteristics of Laws Requiring Physicians to Report Patient Information for Public Health Surveillance: Notable Patterns from a Nevada Case Study
Journal of Community Health
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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.
Legal obligations, Mandatory reporting, Reportable conditions
Characteristics of Laws Requiring Physicians to Report Patient Information for Public Health Surveillance: Notable Patterns from a Nevada Case Study.
Journal of Community Health, 43(2),