The South Carolina Annual Morbidity Report on Reportable Conditions provides useful information and data about communicable diseases and conditions acquired by South Carolina residents.
Purpose of the Report
The purpose of this report is to provide South Carolinians, as well as healthcare organizations and providers, government and regulatory agencies, and other concerned people and groups important statistical information about potentially preventable diseases and conditions. Data in this report reflect diseases and conditions acquired by South Carolina residents only, including diseases and conditions contracted by South Carolina residents while traveling outside the state.
This report, presented by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology, provides an overview and graphs displaying the summary data for diseases or conditions that are reportable by law in South Carolina (State Laws #44-29-10, #44-1-110, #44-1-140, and #44-53-1380; Regulation #61-20).
Reporting of Conditions Key to Data Collection
South Carolina Law §44-29-10 and Regulation §61-20 require reporting of conditions on the state’s List of Reportable Conditions to the regional public health department. South Carolina Law §44-53-1380 requires reporting by laboratories of all blood lead values in children under 6 years of age.
The dutiful reporting by these healthcare professionals are essential in protecting and improving the health of South Carolinians. DHEC receives disease reports from a variety of sources, including — but not limited to — practicing physicians, clinical laboratories, infection control practitioners/nurses (at hospitals within the state), DHEC's local health departments, and the DHEC Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
Questions or comments regarding the South Carolina Annual Morbidity Report on Reportable Conditions may be directed to the DHEC Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology at (803) 898-0861.