DOH Health Advisory: Influenza Surveillance and Reporting Requirements, 2017 -2018

Administrator in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) provides the attached document annually to summarize and assist healthcare providers, clinical laboratories, local health departments (LHDs), hospitals, long term care facilities and others with influenza reporting requirements. Minor changes for clarity have been made throughout the document.

This health advisory is not a declaration of influenza prevalence by the Commissioner as outlined in the Regulation for Prevention of Influenza Transmission by Healthcare and Residential Facility and Agency Personnel (the “Flu Mask Regulation”). For more information on the Flu Mask Regulation, please visit


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15