Communicable Disease (CD) Reporting Forms

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Fax reports to 816-595-4392.

Rules for Reporting Communicable Disease in Missouri


Reporting Rules for the State of Missouri: This is a portion of the Missouri State Regulation regarding the reporting of Communicable Diseases and who is required to report.

“(6) A physician, physician’s assistant, nurse, hospital, clinic, or other private or public
institution providing diagnostic testing, screening, or care to any person with any disease,
condition or finding listed in the in List of Reportable Diseases and Conditions (found on this
Website Link) or who is suspected of having any of these diseases, conditions, or findings,
SHALL make a case report to the local public health authority or to the Department of
Health and Senior Services, or cause a report to be made by THEIR DESIGNEE, within the
time specified on the List of Reportable Diseases and Conditions. The physician, physician’s
assistant, or nurse providing care…to any patient with any disease, condition or finding in
the List of Reportable Diseases or Conditions may authorize…(a designee) to submit case
reports on patients on patients attended by the physician, physician’s assistant or nurse.
But under no other circumstances SHALL the physician, physician’s assistant or nurse be
relieved of this reporting responsibility.
(10) Information from patient medical records received by the local public health agency or
the Department of Health and Senior Services in compliance with this rule is to be
considered confidential records and not public records.
(11) Reporters specified in Section (6) will not be held liable for reports made in good faith
in compliance with this rule.”

For a complete copy of the reporting rule, please download the Missouri Reporting Rules (PDF).