Clinical Practice Guidelines can be used to help direct care based on best available evidence based practices in order to reduce inappropriate variation in practice and provide best care for members.
The State of Delaware requires providers to report certain diseases, infections, conditions, and outbreaks such as, but not limited to, chicken pox, lead poisoning, Lyme disease, and mumps. A full listing of notifiable diseases is available on the Delaware Division of Public Health website. This listing provides instructions for reporting and includes those conditions identified as rapidly reportable to DHSS.
 Delaware Administrative Code, 16 DE Admin Code 4202 Control of Communicable and Other Disease Conditions, Section 2.0