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Reporting of Ohio Cancer Incidence Data

In accordance with Ohio law, section 3701.262 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), and Ohio rule, sections 3701-4-01 and 3701-4-02 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), each physician, dentist, hospital or person providing diagnostic or treatment services to patients with cancer shall report each case of cancer to the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS) at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Each cancer case must be reported to OCISS within six months of date of diagnosis and/or first contact with the facility. OCISS urges facilities to report cancer cases monthly. It is the responsibility of the provider to be sure that cases are reported under penalty of law, ORC section 3701.99.  

A reportable case is defined as: any primary malignant neoplasm, with the exception of basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix, diagnosed and/or treated in any person in Ohio on or after January 1, 1992, as well as cases of benign and borderline intracranial and central nervous system (CNS) tumors diagnosed on or after January 1, 2004.  

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