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Federal Regulatory Requirements for COVID-19 Lab Testing

The Washington State Board of Health recently passed emergency rules to implement the federal requirements. However, the Department of Health is not yet in a position to receive this data electronically. So, for the meantime, you should continue submitting complete patient address, phone number, and race and ethnicity data in your case reports and lab orders. 

To help prepare for the eventual implementation of the new required data, DOH will hold a listening session on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 am.  Read the full letter from DOH here