• Alex Lipovtsev

SDOH Advisory on Requirements for ALL Healthcare Providers to Report Results for SARS-CoV-2

New York State Department of Health has issued a Health Advisory - Requirements for ALL Healthcare Providers Who Conduct Tests and All Laboratories to Report Results for SARS-CoV-2, including all Molecular, Antigen, and Serological Tests and Ensuring Complete Reporting of Patient Demographics.


This document describes new data elements that need to be reported according to Executive Order (EO) 202.61 issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on September 9, 2020. The new EO mandates that all healthcare providers who order or administer COVID-19 tests collect and report whether a patient attends or works in a school and if so, the name and location of the school. This includes elementary, secondary and post-secondary/higher education. It is also critical to list patient’s local addresses if different from their permanent address. These requirements also apply to physician office laboratories (POL)s and to any point of care (POC) or rapid testing conducted by a healthcare provider. All providers using POL and POC must immediately report (within 3 hours of receiving results) the results of COVID-19 testing through ECLRS, along with the required information.


All offices registered with the Department of Health as a physician office laboratory (POL) or conducting point of care (POC) tests must collect the information mentioned above and immediately report (within 3 hours of receiving results) the results of COVID-19 testing through ECLRS.


In addition, all clinical labs and POLs or healthcare providers conducting POC influenza testing must report influenza test results immediately (within 3 hours of receiving results) through ECLRS.

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