Autism: A reportable disease?

Parents of 1,600 children were informed that their child(ren) were involved in a federal study of autism only after a computer containing the childrens’ names was stolen.

The childrens’ names had been collected by the Colorado State Department of Health and Environment which classifies autism as a “reportable disease.” This classification triggers reporting requirments.

The complete article may be found at
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3806716,00.html

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