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Hospice, Adult Living and Nursing Home (HAN) Reporting

Central Cancer Registry

Hospice, Adult Living and Nursing Home (HAN) reporting is a cancer case collection program implemented in 2011 by the N.C. Central Cancer Registry (CCR) to improve the data quality and completeness of cancer data. This page is designed to provide the tools and information needed for HAN facilities to report incidences of cancer for patients admitted to their facility.

Cancer is a reportable disease in North Carolina and the CCR was established in 1986 to monitor the cancer burden in the state. The law that established the registry requires that all health care facilities and health care providers that detect, diagnose, treat or manage patients with cancer or benign brain or central nervous systems tumors report to the CCR within six months of diagnosis or within six months of being seen at your facility.

HAN facilities are required to submit the completed reporting spreadsheet containing eligible cancer cases each quarter. Links to the North Carolina State Statutes are provided below.

CCR Brochure (PDF, 735KB)

Authority

The Central Cancer Registry is established by North Carolina General Statute Chapter 130A - Article 7. Effective October 1, 2014, legislation mandates electronic reporting to the Central Cancer Registry. Its administrative rules are codified as North Carolina Administrative Code Title 10A - Chapter 47 SubChapter B External link.

Legal Information (HIPAA)

The following documents explain the public health exemption that allows the disclosure of protected health information to cancer registries (a public health authority) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Reporting Guidelines and Resources

Contact Information

Casefinding/HAN Coordinator
Jane Barnhill
Phone: 919-715-4557
Fax: 919-733-2956
Email