37.8.1801 REPORTABLE TUMORS
(1) The following tumors are designated as reportable:
(a) malignant neoplasm, with the exception of a basal or squamous carcinoma of the skin;
(b) skin cancer of the labia, vulva, penis or scrotum;
(c) benign tumor of the brain, including a:
(i) meningioma (cerebral meninges);
(ii) pinealoma (pineal gland); or
(iii) adenoma (pituitary gland);
(d) carcinoid tumor, whether malignant, benign or not otherwise specified (NOS).
(2) A benign tumor other than one of those listed in (1) may be reported to the department for inclusion in the tumor registry if prior approval has been obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Public Health and Safety Division, Montana Central Tumor Registry, 1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951.
(3) A tumor which is otherwise reportable, but has been diagnosed and recorded using the words "apparently", "appears", "comparable with", "compatible with", "consistent with", "favors", "malignant appearing", "most likely", "presumed", "probable", "suspected", "suspicious", or "typical of" with reference to that tumor is considered reportable.
(4) In order for the department to maintain current reporting, hospitals and physicians shall submit to the department information on reportable tumors within six months from the first inpatient or outpatient date that the patient was seen with cancer; independent laboratories shall submit to the department information on reportable tumors within six months from the date the laboratory service associated with the tumor was rendered.
History: 50-15-706, MCA; IMP, 50-15-703, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 391, Eff. 2/26/82; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 1857, Eff. 11/30/85; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 726, Eff. 4/15/88; TRANS, from DHES, 1997 MAR p. 1460; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 2441, Eff. 10/31/03; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 87, Eff. 1/30/09.