Iowa Administrative Code 641 Chapter 1 identifies diseases, poisonings and conditions, and incidents that are to be reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health. This page provides information and resources for the Reportable Poisonings and Conditions listed in Appendix B of IAC 641 Chapter 1.

Diseases reportable to the Bureau of Environmental Health Services

Posters listing the required reportable conditions may be downloaded:

Reporting to the Bureau of Environmental Health Services:

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Environmental Health Services
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone (Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm): 800-972-2026
Fax: 515-281-4529
24-hour Disease Reporting Hotline: (For use outside of EH office hours) 800-362-2736

Report by IDSS, phone, fax, or mail using the condition specific report forms

Arsenic Poisoning (Arsenic Case Report Form)

Cadmium Poisoning (Cadmium Case Report Form)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Carbon Monoxide Case Report Form)

Mercury Poisoning (Mercury Case Report Form)

Methemoglobinemia (Methemoglobinemia Case Report Form)

Report by phone, fax, or mail using the Environmental and Occupational Report Form

Non-Communicable Respiratory Illness:

Report by fax or mail using the Farm Injury Report Form

  • Agricultural related injury
  • Trauma Care Facilities utilizing the Iowa Trauma Registry should indicate that the incident occurred on a farm or involved agriculture within the Trauma Registry record (See Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services)

Report electronically:

  • Lead poisoning (child or adult) - The results of all blood-lead testing done on both adults and children must be reported to the Bureau of Environmental Health Services at Iowa HHS.

Report by phone:

  • Microcystin (Blue-green algal) poisoning
  • All blood lead test results greater than or equal to 20 micrograms per deciliter (ยตg/dL) in a child under the age of 6 years or a pregnant woman must be reported daily, followed by routine electronic reporting.

Report Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries through the Iowa Trauma Registry.

Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms Surveillance Initiative

The Harmful Algal Blooms program monitors the health effects of people who come in contact with blue green algae in recreational water. The Iowa Department of Public Health works collaboratively with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and CDC to expand a system that tracks and reports human illnesses related to harmful algal blooms.