G_IPC_29 Management and Notification of Infectious Diseases and Food Poisoning

Notification duties of Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs)

RMPs attending a patient must notify the Proper Officer designated by local authority in which the patient resides when they have “reasonable grounds for suspecting” that the patient:

  • has a notifiable disease as listed in the policy of the notification regulations; or
  • has an infection not included in in the policy which in the view of the RMP presents, or could present, significant harm to human health e.g. emerging or new infections; or
  • is contaminated, such as with chemicals or radiation, in a manner which, in the view of the RMP presents, or could present, significant harm to human health; or
  • Has died with, but not necessarily because of, a notifiable disease, or other infectious disease or contamination that presents or could present, or that presented or could have presented significant harm to human health.

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