34-22-9State-wide system for prevention, control, and treatment of communicable disease--Promulgation of rules.

The department shall establish and direct the operations of a state-wide system for communicable disease prevention, control, and treatment. The department may promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to:

(1)    Conduct communicable disease surveillance which includes detection, assessment, and analysis;

(2)    Prescribe criteria for communicable disease case definitions;

(3)    Prescribe procedures for communicable disease case and contact notification, referral, and management;

(4)    Prescribe methods and procedures for the prevention and control of communicable disease;

(5)    Prescribe methods and procedures for the control of communicable disease patients and carriers, including the monitoring, quarantine, and isolation of any patient or carrier;

(6)    Prescribe medical and posttreatment supervision measures for communicable disease patients and carriers;

(7)    Prescribe methods and procedures for the prevention and control of occupationally-related communicable diseases; and

(8)    Prescribe procedures for infection prevention measures for communicable disease control and prevention.

Source: SL 1963, ch 380, § 5 (1); SL 1992, ch 246; SL 2015, ch 181, § 7.