Reporting Neonatal Sepsis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Neonatal Sepsis

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What to report
How to report
Submitting clinical materials
Who is required to report

What to report

All invasive neonatal sepsis (bacteria isolated from a sterile site, excluding coagulase-negative Staphylococcus) less than seven days after birth must be reported to MDH within one working day.

How to report neonatal sepsis

  • Neonatal Sepsis Report Form
    There are two forms that form can be used to report neonatal sepsis to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Submitting clinical materials

For neonatal sepsis, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

Who is required to report

  • Health care practitioners (health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories) are required to report disease to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under Minnesota state law.
    • Unless previously reported, every licensed health care provider who provides care to any patient who has, is suspected of having, or has died from a reportable disease is required to report.
  • Any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp is also required to report disease to MDH.

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Updated Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 16:20:38 CST