To report Public Health Emergencies call (907) 269-8000
or after hours (800) 478-0084
The following are public health emergencies. If you suspect or diagnose a disease which is a public health emergency, immediately call 1-907-269-8000 during business hours or 1-800-478-0084 after hours.
- Hemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal invasive disease
- Paralytic shellfish poisoning
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Suspected novel strains of influenza virus
An unusual number or clustering of diseases or other conditions of public health importance
Health care providers and laboratories are required to report all blood lead levels to the Section of Epidemiology and include the patient's date of birth, sex, race, and community of residence, as well as the provider's name. Reporting of levels 5 µg/dL or higher in children aged <18 years and levels 10 µg/dL or higher for adults ≥18 years of age is required within 1 week of receiving the result. All other levels are required within 4 weeks of receiving the result. Reports may be made may be made by mail, FAX, or by calling the RTR System. The report form is available at: www.epi.alaska.gov/pubs/conditions
Hospitals and health care providers are required to report all injuries caused by a firearm to the Division of Public Health. A Firearm Injury Report must be made within 5 working days of the date of diagnosis. Firearm injuries may be reported by FAX, or by calling the RTR System.
Hospitals, physicians, surgeons, and other health care facilities and practicioners are required to report cases of cancer (except for basal or squamous cell skin cancer and cervical cancer in-situ) to the Division of Public Health. Cancer must be reported within 6 months of the date of diagnosis.
Cancer cases should be reported to the Alaska Cancer Registry, a functional component of the Section of Epidemiology. Hospitals and other health care facilities should report using the information and instructions in the booklet "Procedural Manual for Reporting Sources" available from the Section of Epidemiology. Copies may be obtained by calling 1-907-269-8000.
Physicians and other health care practicioners should report cases that will not be seen at an Alaska hospital or who obtain evaluation or treatment in another state. The information on the report form should be sent to the Alaska Cancer Registry by FAX or mail. The RTR Sytem is not used to report cancer.
Physicians, hospitals, and other health care facilities and providers must report children from birth up to 6 years of age who have been diagnosed with or treated for any of the birth defects listed below (7 AAC 27.012). Reports should be submitted within three months of diagnosis or treatment. The RTR system is not used to report birth defects. Information should be entered on a Birth Defects Reporting Form and submitted to the Alaska Birth Defects Registry (ABDR). Please fill one form out for each child being reported. Use the most specific ICD-9 codes available and write out a diagnosis description, along with the diagnosis date.
The ICD-9 code and written diagnosis should be specific. For example, if appropriate you would report a child as having "sickle cell anemia" with an ICD-9 code of 282.60. For this child, do not write "hereditary anemia" with ICD-9 code 282, as such a report is not a specific diagnosis.
If you have never reported before, the ABDR staff can answer any questions you may have. If you have a large number of reports, contact the ABDR to discuss an alternate method of reporting. Completed reports should be mailed or faxed to:
Alaska Birth Defects Registry
3601 C Street, Suite 358
P O Box 240249
Anchorage, Alaska 99524-0249
Fax: (907) 269-3493
Phone: (907) 269-8097
Please include the suite number when mailing.
|Reportable Birth Defects|
|270.0-270.9||Amino acid metabolic disorders|
|271.0-271.1||Glycogenosis and galactosemia|
|277.0-277.9||Other and unspecified disorders of metabolism|
|279.0-279.9||Disorders involving the immune mechanism|
|282.0-282.9||Hereditary hemolytic anemias|
|284.0||Constitutional aplastic anemia|
|331.3-331.9||Other cerebral degenerations|
|335.0-335.9||Anterior horn cell disease|
|343.0-343.9||Infantile cerebral palsy|
|359.0-359.9||Muscular dystrophies and other myopathies|
|362.74||Pigmentary retinal dystrophy|
|389.0-389.9||Hearing loss: conductive, senorineural and combined|
|740.0-740.2||Anencephalus and similar anomalies|
|742.0-742.9||Other congenital anomalies of nervous system|
|743.0-743.9||Congenital anomalies of eye|
|744.0-744.9||Congenital anomalies of ear, face, and neck|
|745.0-745.9||Bulbus cordis anomalies and anomalies of cardiac septal closure|
|746.0-746.9||Other congenital anomalies of heart|
|747.0-747.9||Other congenital anomalies of the circulatory system|
|748.0-748.9||Congenital anomalies of respiratory system|
|749.0-749.25||Cleft palate and cleft lip|
|750.0-750.9||Other congenital anomalies of upper alimentary tract|
|751.0-751.9||Other congential anomalies of digestive system|
|752.0-752.9||Congenital anomalies of genital organs|
|753.0-753.9||Congenital anomalies of urinary system|
|754.0-754.89||Certain congential musculoskeletal deformities|
|755.0-755.9||Other congenital anomalies of limbs|
|756.0-756.9||Other congential musculoskeletal anomalies|
|757.0-757.9||Congenital anomalies of the integument|
|759.0-759.9||Other and unspecified congenital anomalies|
|760.0-760.9||Fetus or newborn affected by maternal conditions which may be unrelated to present pregnancy|
|760.71||Alcohol affecting fetus via placenta or breast milk; including Fetal alcohol syndrome|
Health care providers are required to report two other conditions to the Division of Public Health:
- Diseases which are known or suspected to be related to environmental exposure to a toxic substance; and
- Diseases which are known or suspected to be due to a person's occupation.
Reports should be made to the Section of Epidemiology by telephone during regular business hours. After hours, if a health care provider considers the situation to represent a public health emergency, the report should be made by calling 1-800-478-0084.Conditions Reportable Overview