(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, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951.
(3) A tumor which is otherwise reportable, but has been diagnosed and recorded using the words "questionable", "possible", "suggests" or "equivocal" is not considered a reportable tumor.
(4) Whenever records of a patient with a tumor which would be reportable, if confirmed, contain the words "suspect", "probable", "suspicious", "compatible with" or "consistent with" in reference to that tumor, the tumor is considered reportable.
(5) In order for the department to maintain current reporting, hospitals shall submit to the department information on reportable tumors within six months from the date of discharge; 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.