Hansen's Disease - Reporting
Reporting Hansen's Disease in Texas
Texas Law and Administrative Code require specific information regarding notifiable conditions be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition.
Paper reporting forms may be obtained by calling your local health authority. Reporting forms may also be downloaded in portable document format (PDF):
- Epi-2 - for detailed single case medical care provider reports
- Epi-1 - for less detailed multiple reports
To report confirmed or suspected Hansen’s Disease, please call 800-252-8239 or 737-255-4300.
NOTE: Communicable disease reporting is exempt from HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).