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Communicable Disease


Public Health Law (Code) of the State of Michigan and the United States requires reporting of many diseases to protect the public against contagious, and possibly life threatening diseases.

What is to be Reported?

Reportable Disease List

Who Should Report?

  • Health Care Professionals
    • Physicians
    • Dentists
    • Veterinarians
    • Registered Nurses
    • Emergency medical service personnel, law officers, fire fighters or Correctional Institutions
  • Long Term/Temporary Care Facilities, such as:
    • Nursing Homes
    • Adult Foster Care
    • Home Health Agencies
    • Respite Care or Hospice Centers
  • School/Daycare Authorities
    • Principals
    • Superintendents or designees
    • Other chief administrative officers (from private institutions)
    • Daycare/child-care facility administrators
    Reporting for Schools and Daycare
  • Laboratories, i.e.
    • Hospitals
    • Clinic
    • Private
    • Blood Banks or Mobile Units
  • Other
    • Any resident

Health Care Professional's Guide to Disease Reporting in Michigan:

Brick Book

Coldwater:   517-279-9561 ext. 105     FAX: 517-278-2923

Hillsdale:     517-437-7395 ext. 307     FAX: 517-437-0166

Three Rivers: 269-273-2161 ext. 241   FAX: 269-273-2452

Diseases may be reported by phone, fax or data entry into the online Michigan Disease Surveillance System, or in person, or by letter if no other means available. 

Organization Information

Annual Reports


Organization Documents

- Strategic Plan
- Mission and Vision
- Agency Organization Chart