06 March 2020 – Emergency rule to add COVID-19 infection to the list of reportable diseases and conditions

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: LA
Lead People/Agency: Louisiana Department of Health, Office of the Secretary Stephen R. Russo

Overview: The Louisiana Department of Health adopted the Emergency rule in response to the immenent danger due to COVID-19. This rule finds it necessary to add COVID-19 infection to the list of reportable diseases and conditions set forth by the Sanitary Code (LAC Title 51). This rule shall remain in effect for 120 days or until final rule is promulgated.
Full details here: http://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Rulemaking/COVID-19LDH-OPH_EmergencyRule_March_10_20.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: This Emergency Rule was a response to the findings of the World Health Organization as well as the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee.