New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code

Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. All reports including electronic laboratory reports of notifiable conditions, must include:

(1) the disease or condition being reported;

(2) patient's name, date of birth/age, gender, race/ ethnicity, address, patient telephone numbers, and occupation;

(3) physician or licensed healthcare professional name and telephone number; and

(4) healthcare facility or laboratory name and telephone number, if applicable.

B. Laboratory or clinical samples for conditions marked with (*) are required to be sent to the scientific laboratory division.

C. Emergency reporting of diseases or conditions: The following diseases, confirmed or suspected, require immediate reporting by telephone to the epidemiology and response division at (505) 827-0006. .

(1) Infectious diseases:
(a) anthrax*;

(b) avian or novel influenza*;

(c) bordetella species (including pertussis)*;

(d) botulism (any type)*;

(e) cholera*;

(f) diphtheria*;

(g) haemophilus influenzae invasive infections*;

(h) measles;

(i) Middle East respiratory syndrome;

(j) meningococcal infections, invasive*;

(k) plague*;

(l) poliomyelitis, paralytic and non-paralytic;

(m) rabies;

(n) rubella (including congenital);

(o) severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)*;

(p) smallpox*;

(q) tularemia*;

(r) typhoid fever*;

(s) viral hemorrhagic fever;

(t) yellow fever.

(2) Other conditions:
(a) suspected foodborne illness in two or more unrelated persons*;

(b) suspected waterborne illness or conditions in two or more unrelated persons*;

(c) illnesses or conditions suspected to be caused by the intentional or accidental release of biologic or chemical agents*;

(d) acute illnesses or conditions of any type involving large numbers of persons in the same geographic area;

(e) severe smallpox vaccine reaction;

(f) other illnesses or conditions of public health significance.

(3) Infectious diseases in animals:
(a) anthrax;

(b) plague;

(c) rabies;

(d) tularemia.

D. Routine reporting of diseases or conditions:

(1) Infectious diseases (report case within 24 hours to epidemiology and response division by fax at 505-827-0013 or by phone at 505-827-0006; or contact the local health office).
(a) arboviral disease;

(b) brucellosis;

(c) campylobacter infections*;

(d) chikungunya virus disease;

(e) clostridium difficile*;

(f) coccidioidomycosis;

(g) Colorado tick fever:

(h) cryptosporidiosis:

(i) cysticercosis:

(j) cyclosporiasis:

(k) dengue:

(l) E. coli 0157:H7 infections*:

(m) E. coli, shiga-toxin producing (STEC) infections*:

(n) encephalitis, other:

(o) giardiasis:

(p) group A streptococcal invasive infections*:

(q) group B streptococcal invasive infections*:

(r) Hansen's disease/leprosy:

(s) hantavirus pulmonary syndrome:

(t) hemolytic uremic syndrome:

(u) hepatitis A, acute:

(v) hepatitis B, acute or chronic:

(w) hepatitis C, acute or chronic:

(x) hepatitis E, acute:

(y) influenza-associated pediatric death;

(z) influenza, laboratory confirmed hospitalization only:

(aa) legionnaires' disease:

(bb) leptospirosis:

(cc) listeriosis*:

(dd) lyme disease:

(ee) malaria:

(ff) mumps:

(gg) necrotizing fasciitis*:

(hh) psittacosis:

(ii) q fever:

(jj) relapsing fever:

(kk) Rocky Mountain spotted fever:

(ll) salmonellosis*:

(mm) shigellosis*:

(nn) St. Louis encephalitis infections:

(oo) streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive infections*:

(pp) tetanus:

(qq) trichinellosis:

(rr) toxic shock syndrome:

(ss) varicella:

(tt) vibrio infections*:

(uu) west nile virus infections:

(vv) western equine encephalitis infections:

(ww) yersinia infections*.

(2) Infectious diseases in animals (report case within 24 hours to epidemiology and response division at 505-827-0006: or contact the local health office).
(a) arboviral, other:

(b) brucellosis:

(c) psittacosis:

(d) west nile virus infections.

(3) Tuberculosis* Report suspect or confirmed cases to NM department of health tuberculosis program by fax at 505-827-0163 or by phone at 505-827-2471 or 505-827-2473: active disease within 24 hours: infection within 72 hours.

(4) Sexually transmitted diseases. Report to infectious disease bureau - STD program, NM department of health, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110, fax 505-4763638: or call 505-476-3636.
(a) chancroid:

(b) chlamydia trachomatis infections:

(c) gonorrhea:

(d) syphilis.

(5) HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Report to HIV and hepatitis epidemiology program, 1190 St. Francis Dr., N1350, Santa Fe, NM 87502, fax 505-476-3544 or call 505-476-3515.
(a) all confirmed positive HIV antibody tests (screening test plus confirmatory test);

(b) all tests for HIV RNA or HIV cDNA ('-viral load tests-'):

(c) all tests to detect HIV proteins:

(d) all positive HIV cultures:

(e) all HIV genotype tests:

(f) all CD4 lymphocyte tests (count and percent):

(g) opportunistic infections, cancers and any other test or condition indicative of HIV or AIDS.

(6) Occupational illness and injury. Report to epidemiology and response division, NM department of health, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110: or call 505827-0006.
(a) asbestosis:

(b) coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

(c) hypersensitivity pneumonitis:

(d) mesothelioma:

(e) noise induced hearing loss:

(f) occupational asthma:

(g) occupational burn hospitalization:

(h) occupational injury death:

(i) occupational pesticide poisoning:

(j) occupational traumatic amputation:

(k) silicosis:

(l) other illnesses or injuries related to occupational exposure.

(7) Health conditions related to environmental exposures and certain injuries. Report to epidemiology and response division, NM department of health, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110; or call 505827-0006.
(a) Environmental exposures:
(i) all pesticide poisoning;

(ii) arsenic in urine greater than 50 micrograms/liter;

(iii) carbon monoxide poisoning;

(iv) infant methemoglobinemia;

(v) lead (all blood levels);

(vi) mercury in urine greater than 3 micrograms/liter or mercury in blood greater than 5 micrograms/liter;

(vii) uranium in urine greater than 0.2 micrograms/liter or 0.2 micrograms/gram creatinine;

(viii) other suspected environmentally-induced health conditions.

(b) Injuries:
(i) drug overdose;

(ii) firearm injuries;

(iii) fracture due to fall among older adults;

(iv) traumatic brain injuries.

(8) Adverse vaccine reactions. Report to vaccine adverse events reporting system, http:// Send copy of report to immunization program vaccine manager, NM department of health, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110; fax 505-827-1741.

(9) Healthcare-associated infections.
(a) Acute care hospitals only report through NHSN and confer rights to NM department of health.
(i) central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) events;

(ii) clostridium difficile infections.

(b) Report all infections, including non-healthcare-associated, within 24 hours to epidemiology and response division by fax at 505-827-0013 or by phone at 505827-0006.
(i) carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae*;

(ii) carbapenem-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa*.

(10) Cancer. Report to designee. Report all malignant and in situ neoplasms and all intracranial neoplasms, regardless of the tissue of origin, using the prevailing standards promulgated by the national cancer institute, the centers for disease control and prevention, the North American association of central cancer registries, and the American college of surgeons.

(11) Human papillomavirus (HPV). Laboratories report the following tests to designee:
(a) papanicolaou test results (all results);

(b) cervical, vulvar and vaginal pathology results (all results);

(c) HPV test results (all results).

(12) Birth defects.
(a) Report to epidemiology and response division, NM department of health, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110; or call 505-827-0006.

(b) All birth defects diagnosed by age 4 years, including:
(i) defects diagnosed during pregnancy;

(ii) defects diagnosed on fetal deaths;

(iii) defects found in chromosome testing on amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling and products of conception for trisomy 13, trisomy 18 and trisomy 21.

(13) Genetic and congenital hearing screening. Report to children's medical services, 2040 S. Pacheco, Santa Fe, NM 87505; or call 505-476-8868.
(a) neonatal screening for congenital hearing loss (all results);

(b) suspected or confirmed congenital hearing loss in one or both ears;

(c) all conditions identified through statewide newborn genetic screening;

(d) newborn critical congenital heart defects screening (all results).

N.M. Code R. § NMAC - Rn & A, NMAC, 2/29/2012, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXVII, Issue 11, June 15, 2016, eff. 6/15/2016

This section was updated on 6/16/2016 by overlay.

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