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36-606. Pesticide illness; medical education; reports

A. The director of the department of health services shall develop and implement, in cooperation with rural health clinics, county health departments, state and local medical associations, poison control centers and other appropriate health care professionals, a system for reporting and preventing pesticide provoked illnesses. This program shall include:

1. Medical education programs to alert health care professionals to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and reporting of pesticide provoked illnesses.

2. A statewide reporting network, which shall:

(a) Require health care professionals and poison control centers to file incident reports of an illness that they reasonably believe, based on professional judgment, to be caused by or related to documented exposure to a pesticide.

(b) Catalogue and retrieve data regarding pesticide poisoning for use in worker and public health education programs to prevent pesticide poisoning.

B. The health care professional or poison control center required to file an incident report required pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 2, subdivision (a) shall specifically indicate in the incident report the reason for believing that the illness is caused by or related to documented exposure to a pesticide and shall specify if the illness is caused by the documented exposure or is related to the documented exposure. All incident reports shall be filed with the director. The director shall provide to the Arizona department of agriculture all records, reports and information of all illnesses resulting from documented exposure to agriculture pesticides and shall provide to the office of pest management all records, reports and information of all illnesses resulting from documented exposure to structural pesticides.