Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program Laws

For Health Care Providers | For Labs | For Health Care Facilities

WAC 246-101-101 Notifiable Conditions and Health Care Providers

Notifiable Condition Time Frame for Notification Notifiable to Local Health Department Notifiable to Department of Health

Hepatitis B (acute infection)

Within 24 hours

Hepatitis B surface antigen + pregnant women

Within 3 business days

Hepatitis B (chronic infection) - Initial diagnosis, and previously unreported prevalent cases

Monthly

WAC 246-101-201 Notifiable Conditions and Labs

Notifiable Condition Time Frame for Notification Notifiable to Local Health Department Notifiable to Department of Health

Specimen Submission to Department of Health (Type & Timing)

Hepatitis B virus (acute) by IgM positivity Within 24 hours On request

Hepatitis B virus

- HBsAg (Surface antigen)

- HBeAg (E antigen)

- HBV DNA

Monthly

WAC 246-101-301 Notifiable Conditions and Health Care Facilities

Notifiable Condition Time Frame for Notification Notifiable to Local Health Department Notifiable to Department of Health
Hepatitis B (acute infection) Within 24 hours
Hepatitis B surface antigen + pregnant women Within 3 business days
Hepatitis B (chronic infection) - Initial diagnosis, and previously unreported prevalent cases Monthly

WAC 246-680-020 Board of Health Standards for Screening and Diagnostic Tests During Pregnancy