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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 90. Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control

12VAC5-90-180. Report contents and procedures.

Each report shall include the patient's name, address (including county or independent city of residence), age, date of birth, sex, date of diagnosis, date of admission or first contact, primary site of cancer, histology (including type, behavior, and grade), basis of diagnosis, social security number, race, ethnicity, marital status, usual occupation, usual industry, sequence number, laterality, stage, treatment, recurrence information (when applicable), name of reporting facility, vital status, cause of death (when applicable), date of last contact, history of tobacco and alcohol use, and history of service in Vietnam and exposure to dioxin-containing compounds, when applicable.

Reporting shall be by electronic means where possible. Output file formats shall conform to the most recent version of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries' standard data file layout. Facilities without electronic reporting means and physicians shall submit the required information on the Virginia Cancer Registry Reporting Form. A copy of the pathology report(s) should accompany each completed reporting form, when available. Medical care facilities and clinics reporting via the reporting form should also submit a copy of the admission form and discharge summary.

Reports shall be made within six months of the diagnosis of cancer and submitted to the Virginia Cancer Registry on a monthly basis. Cancer programs conducting annual follow-up on patients shall submit follow-up data monthly in an electronic format approved by the Virginia Cancer Registry.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-35 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-100 § 8.4, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 6, eff. January 6, 1999; Volume 20, Issue 21, eff. July 28, 2004.

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