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 2019 Fall TB Controllers Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

California Endowment, 2000 Franklin Street – Oakland, Laurel Room, 1st Floor


TB Controllers and program managers have received emails antd an Outlook mtg request with zoom connection instructions. If you’d like this information, email Judith directly or through the Contact us link.

This revised agenda was posted on 10/4. CDPH TBCB Items are now in the AM.

10:00 I. Review of Agenda and Introductions

10:15 II. TB Control Branch (TBCB), CDPH
A. IGRA reporting update (Pennan Barry/ Varsha Hampole)
• Steps for LHJs that are not yet planning any follow-up on positive LTBI tests/how to close; streamlined process for creating actions and follow-up on reported IGRA positives
B. Civil surgeons and status adjusters: progress on TB prevention – Chris Keh/ Nancy Ortiz
C. When to request whole genome sequencing analysis (Tambi Shaw)
D. National LTBI measures (Tessa Mochizuki)
• Core set measures and application process
E. Cost of TB (Adam Readhead)
• What do we know and where are we scratching our heads; hospital costs
F. Patients under detention (Kristen Wendorf/Lisa True/Chris Keh)
• Input on future planning of statewide resources for patients under detention (Cordilleras etc.)
G. NICU exposures (Kristen Wendorf)
• What we have learned that can inform future actions
12:00 Hosted Lunch Break

12:30 III. Partner Updates (CITC, NTCA)

12:45 IV. Discussion Items
A. Where are we with TB Funding? Where do we need to go? How do we get there?
B. Legislation – Mike Carson
C. Provider Outreach Workgroup (POW!) – Katie Kelsch

1:45 BREAK

2:00 V. Discussion Items (continued)
A. TST Shortage Response Update
B. Cal/OSHA’s current thinking about testing under ATD standard, Paul J. Papanek MD MPH FACOEM
Medical Unit, Cal/OSHA
C. Guidance Documents
a. Nearly published: TB Treatment Addendum
b. Revisions underway: 1st. Contact Investigation; 2nd. Case Management
c. Retiring: Long Term Care and Renal
D. Coalition for a TB Free CA, progress, next steps and the L.A. model – Claire Torres
E. Communications Cmte: World TB Day plans and connecting with action networks – Claire Torres
F. 2020 Conference Agenda*– Katie Kelsch

3:15 VI. Business Item
2019 Spring TB Controller Meeting Minutes VOTE

3:20 VII. Items from the Floor

3:50 VIII. Review of Action Items

4:00 Adjourn