New Conditions Are Now Available! (Authoring Schedule Included)

The conditions that were announced in the CSTE June 8th Content Release are now available in the RCKMS Tool. With this release, there are now a total of 89 conditions available for authoring in the RCKMS Tool. Click here to review the Content Release materials. We encourage all jurisdictions to review the details of the Content Release for any updates to previously released default criteria that may be of interest to your jurisdiction.  If updates are needed to your jurisdiction-specific reporting rules, you may plan to make any necessary updates during the authoring period. Click here for the suggested authoring schedule including office hour dates, but, feel free to author at your own pace. 

Please read the important information provided below:

Authoring Schedule:  July 20, 2020 – October 23, 2020

  • To author any new condition, you will need to import each condition (or new version of a condition).  Do so by selecting ‘Add Reporting Specification’ on the Reporting Specification landing page in RCKMS.  
  • We have developed an authoring schedule that users can follow (see attachment). Jurisdictions may author, edit and update the new and updated default criteria at any time and certainly beyond October 23, 2020. The authoring schedule is only a suggested guide, and you may choose to author according to the schedule or adopt a schedule that works best for your jurisdiction. The authoring schedule is attached to this email and will also be available on the RCKMS website at

SNOMED Condition Code update

Similar to COVID-19 v7, we have replaced SNOMED condition codes for six conditions;

  • Hepatitis C
  • Diphtheria
  • S. Paratyphi
  • S. Typhi
  • Trichinellosis
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis

If you have previously authored prior versions of these conditions, you will need to take an important step before authoring the latest version.  The status of older versions must be changed to retired from production before publishing the latest version.  The status will be officially changed to retired status once you publish to production the latest version.   Please see the release notes notification in the RCKMS tool for instructions on how to retire the previous version.

Authoring Support Office Hours

To go along with the Authoring Schedule, we will offer office hours sessions (see the Authoring Schedule for session dates).  The sessions will be hosted by the RCKMS Administrators and each session will be one-hour in length.  Attendance is optional but feel free to attend any of the provided sessions.  During these sessions, we will answer your questions, demonstrate tool features, provide guided exercises, and review COVID-19 updates.  Calendar invites for the office hours will be shared closer to the session dates. 

Content Feedback and Change Request:

  • To request changes or additions to RCKMS reporting criteria, RCKMS value sets, or the RCTC to meet your jurisdiction’s reporting needs, please submit your request here-RCKMS Ticket.
  • The deadline to submit any requests for changes/additions to RCKMS reporting criteria, RCKMS value sets, or RCTC included in this release is October 2, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCKMS team at

Happy Authoring!