Rule Making

Rapid Health Information Network (RHINO) Data Reporting

On September 12 2017, the Department of Health filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry to create a new rule to implement RCW 43.70.057, Emergency department patient care information—Department of Health collection, by establishing reporting and data release requirements for emergency department data collection.

The department is currently in the rulemaking process to formalize:

  • Requirements for data elements in syndromic surveillance messages,
  • Data validation and onboarding processes for data providers,
  • Syndromic surveillance message timeliness and formatting standards, and
  • Requirements for data access and usage.

Contact Information

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