Thomas Mandatory Reporting Law: A Case Study

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Thomas' physician should definitely comply with the state mandatory reporting law. In my opinion, physicians should also report any results to the CDC. When reported, the CDC uses results to define outbreaks of disease, characterize the extent of the outbreak, and determine likely effects of the disease on the population (Weiss & Lonnquist, 2015). The CDC is also responsible for coming up with prevention mechanisms. Without Thomas' results being included in the report, the CDC could miss out a potentially new risk factor or the opportunity to examine the extent of the outbreak. It is the duty of the physician to help to improve the health of the surrounded community. Keeping these results from the CDC could possibly hinder the health of the
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