Reporting Unexplained Deaths
and Unexplained Critical Illnesses

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
More about unexplained deaths and critical illness

What to report

Unexplained deaths and unexplained critical illnesses (possibly due to infectious cause) in a previously healthy person must be reported to MDH within one working day.

“Critical illness” is defined to mean “the condition of a person who is hospitalized in an intensive care unit or who is critically ill in the judgment of a licensed health care provider.”

How to report unexplained deaths and critical illness

  • Phone
    Call 651-201-5414 to report.
    • If it is after hours (8am-4:30pm Central Time, Monday-Friday) and not urgent, you may also leave a voicemail message at 612-676-5361.

Who is required to report unexplained deaths and critical illness

Submitting clinical materials

For unexplained deaths and critical illness, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required upon request.

More about unexplained deaths and critical illness

 

 

 

Updated Friday, 27-Sep-2013 10:05:30 CDT