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MDH Seeks Provider Cooperation in Close Contact Reporting

October 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) sent a letter to MNAAP this week, asking for pediatric providers help with an issue in close contact reporting. The letter, signed by Ruth Lynfield, MD, FAAP, state epidemiologist; and Sarah Lim, MD, explains that MDH “has received reports from healthcare providers of instances where they have been asked by patients to re-assess a close contact determination that has been made by public health, usually due to disagreement with recommendations for isolation or quarantine.”

If you receive such a request, MDH asks that you decline to provide a close contact determination and instead refer patients to MDH guidance and encourage compliance with public health recommendations.

You can read the entire letter here.

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