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Maine Cancer Registry - Resources For Reporting Physicians

Below are links for documents which are available for download in a PDF format. You may download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print PDF files.


According to state law, physicians are required to report any newly diagnosed cancer case when the patient will not be referred to a hospital for diagnosis or treatment. Currently, MCR receives paper reports from physician offices using the following forms and reporting instructions.


Because MCR is a Public Health Authority, reporting to the MCR is allowed under HIPAA regulations. The following document addresses some of the frequently asked questions about HIPAA and reporting patient information to the cancer registry.


Questions about reporting and completing the forms should be addressed to MCR's Data Quality Manager, Kathy Boris at (207) 287-8945.

Future Plans:

With the advancement of new technology, national goals have been established to promote electronic reporting of cancer cases to central cancer registries. MCR hopes to have the resources to facilitate secure web-based reporting within the near future.

Updated February 5, 2016