Pesticide Illness For Health Care Professionals

Reporting Suspected and Confirmed Pesticide Poisoning

Mandatory Reporting

Maryland regulations (Code of Maryland Regulations 10.06.01) require that health care providers and hospitals submit a report of diagnosed or suspected cases of pesticide-related illness to the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore City or the health officer in the county where the provider cares for that person within 1 working day.

To report a pesticide-related illness, download the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) form available at If you have questions, please contact the MDH Environmental Health Bureau at (866) 703-3266 or

Questions About Pesticide Injury Reporting?

Contact Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH, Director, Environmental Health Coordination Program, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

Diagnosing Pesticide Illness and Injury

For information on taking a pesticide exposure history go to Exposure History.

For a brief overview of diagnosing and treating pesticide injuries go to: Acute Effects, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pesticide Injuries, and the corresponding Chart.

For additional information, the US EPA Office of Pesticides Program provides an online handbook titled “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings”.