Welcome to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Reportable Diseases web site. Infectious diseases cause illness, suffering and even death, and place an enormous financial burden on society. State public health officials rely on local boards of health, healthcare providers, laboratories and other public health personnel to report the occurrence of notifiable diseases as required by law (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 111, sections 3, 6, 7, 109, 110, 111 and 112 and Chapter 111D, Section 6. These laws are implemented by regulation under Chapter 105, Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR), Section 300.000: Reportable Diseases, Surveillance, and Isolation & Quarantine Requirements.) The Reportable Diseases web site is an on-line resource for local health departments, clinical providers, hospitals, laboratories and others.

Lists of Infectious Diseases Reportable by Law

Regulations and Amendments

Guide to Surveillance, Reporting and Control

  • Guide to Surveillance, Reporting and Control: A Massachusetts-specific manual to guide local boards of health through surveillance and control of reportable infectious diseases. Contains basic epidemiological information as well as isolation and quarantine requirements for each reportable disease. (2006)

Documents Pertaining to Privacy and Confidentiality Concerns


This information is provided by Epidemiology Program within the Department of Public Health.