Kentucky Cabinet Updates COVID-19 Provider Reporting Guidance

On December 11, 2020, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services updated guidance requiring all Kentucky healthcare providers to report all positive COVID-19 laboratory tests to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The updated guidance addresses the requirement for reporting of positive results from at-home testing kits. In these cases, the laboratory performing the test on the specimen collected at home is required to submit the laboratory results. For at-home testing kits that do not require the specimen to be sent to a lab, the provider prescribing the test must complete the laboratory result reporting. Positive tests must be reported on the KDPH COVID-19 Case Report Form within 24 hours of any positive result.