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Several Texas laws (Tex. Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84 and 87) 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 (Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Part 1 Chapter 97 Subchapter A Rule 97.2 - Who Shall Report).
Report encephalitis (specify etiology) within one week. Reporting Forms