CalOSHA Annual TB testing of Health Care Workers:
According to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5199(h)(3), “…The employer shall make an assessment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) available to all employees with occupational exposure. Assessment procedures shall be in accordance with applicable public health guidelines.
(A) TB tests and other forms of TB assessment shall be provided at least annually, and more frequently if applicable public health guidelines or the local health officer recommends more frequent testing. Employees with a baseline positive TB test shall have an annual symptom screen.
(B) The employer shall refer employees who experience a TB conversion to a PLHCP knowledgeable about TB for evaluation”.
This section is available at http://ccr.oal.ca.gov. If you need further assistance, please contact the nearest Cal/OSHA Consultation Service office,
- Health Care Workers Screening Position Statement, October 2016
- Actions and Best Practices for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) and Latent TB Infection (LTBI), August 2016
- CTCA Position on TB Testing of School-Age Children, June 2012 Supported by the California Medical Association, Resolution, Background