Regulations Related to Reporting of Communicable Diseases

Montana Communicable Disease Rules 37.114 (sub-chapters) with the most recent changes effective March 24, 2017 can be accessed at the links below. Please contact the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section at (406) 444-0273 for information on state statutes and/or rules.

The Montana legislature specifies the roles and responsibilities of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (MT-DPHHS) through the Montana Code Annotated. In relation to the reporting and control of communicable disease, MCA 50-1-202 (p) grants MT-DPHHS with the authority to “adopt and enforce rules regarding the reporting and control of communicable diseases”. This responsibility is executed through specific rules in the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) [ARM 37.114].

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM): Reporting and Control of Communicable Diseases

Administrative Rules
Definitions 37.114.101
References incorporated 37.114.105
Who must report 37.114.201
Who report goes to 37.114.201
What diseases are reportable 37.114.203
How does county report to state 37.114.204
What responsibilities does lab have 37.114.204 4-6
What information must be reported 37.114.205
What is a sensitive occupation 37.114.301
What general steps must be performed after a report is received (confirmation of disease; quarantine and isolation; investigation of case, outbreaks) 37.114.307-315
What disease specific steps must be performed after a report is received 37.114.501
Control measures for TB 37.114.1001

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