Reporting Cases of NAS to the Tennessee Department of Health
Effective January 1, 2013, all cases of NAS diagnosed among Tennessee resident births should be reported to the Tennessee Department of Health at the time of diagnosis.
- NAS Reporting Portal (Use this to report cases. The NAS Reporting portal now requires a username and password. Please email Dr. Alice Nyakeriga (Alice.Nyakeriga@tn.gov) to gain access)
- Additional Guidance on Reporting Cases from Border States (6/24/2014)
Updates to NAS REDCap Reporting Portal (Effective 5/29/2020)
The Tennessee Department of Health was recently awarded short-term funding through the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to implement a new standardized case definition for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Currently, the use of diagnostic criteria and diagnostic codes for NAS varies between states, hospitals and providers. The implementation of a new standardized case definition will result in a better understanding of NAS and allow for more reliable comparisons between states. Detailed information about the CSTE standardized case definition can be found here. Infants will be classified as confirmed, probable, or suspect cases. To meet the requirements of the case definition, new questions were added to the REDCap survey.
A webinar about the changes to the REDCap reporting portal can be found here.
- Tennessee Department of Health Brochures
- National Library of Medicine: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Report — Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Syndrome
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Committee Opinion — Opioid Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction in Pregnancy
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome