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State of Maine, Rule-making Proposal

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 258, Rules for the Control of Notifiable Diseases and Conditions
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2006-P290
CONCISE SUMMARY: These Rules repeal and replace existing Rules for the Control of Notifiable Conditions, which govern the reporting of certain diseases, clusters of unusual cases of a disease or outbreaks of a disease, epidemics and extreme public health emergencies. Changes were made to add new notifiable diseases and to update existing Rules to reflect recent developments in disease investigation and intervention. There is a new section in these Rules which will become operational only in the event of an extreme public health emergency as declared by the Governor.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Title 22 MRSA, Chapter 250
PUBLIC HEARING: November 8th, 1:00 p.m. at 244 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 24, 2006
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Elana Jellison, Department of Health and Human Services, 244 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-1919
TTY: (800) 606-0215