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The Occupational Health Surveillance Program operates under state laws:

Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1

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Texas law requires reporting of specific occupational diseases to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). All cases that meet any of the following criteria should be reported:

  • A physician’s provisional or working diagnosis of asbestosis or silicosis; or
  • A chest radiograph interpreted as consistent with asbestosis or silicosis; or
  • Pathologic findings consistent with asbestosis or silicosis.

Reports should contain the following information: patient name, date of birth, gender, race, ethnicity, smoking history, occupational history (including employer, dates of employment, occupation/job activities), diagnosing physician name, physician address, facility name, and physician city.

To report suspected or confirmed cases of asbestosis or silicosis, complete and fax DSHS Form #F09-11626 to the DSHS Occupational Health Surveillance Program at 512-776-7249. Reports can also be made by calling 512-776-7269.