The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association (CTCA) Joint Guidelines and Fact Sheets below were developed by representatives from State and Local Health Department TB Control Programs in consultation with the CTCA Executive Committee and the CDPH, Tuberculosis Control Branch (TBCB). The CTCA membership and the CDPH-TBCB have endorsed these guidelines for use in California.

These statewide standards for the treatment and control of TB in California clarify, simplify, and expand on national guidelines in some cases, providing guidance on how to implement certain State statutes. State recommendations may differ from national recommendations.

These guidelines were developed primarily for Local Health Department TB Control Programs. However, many of these guidelines are also appropriate for use by health and allied health professionals in other settings. It is recognized that in the implementation of statewide guidelines, there may be some instances where Local Health Department recommendations differ from State recommendations.

Scope: These guidelines do not cover every aspect of TB control. Local Health Department TB Control Programs should refer to national guidelines for subject areas not included in these guidelines.

If you modify the guidelines for local use, they will no longer be considered CDPH-CTCA approved and the logos and footers referring to CDPH-CTCA must be removed and adaptation from this source document acknowledged.

Additional Resources:  Guidelines not being reviewed and updated, due to resource limitations, are available on the Additional Resources page, the second tab on the Guidelines dropdown menu.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction, Background, and Who to Test:

Selecting a Test for Latent TB Infection (LTBI)
Evaluating Patients with a Positive TB Test
Choice of Treatment for Latent TB Infection (LTBI)

Resources and References

Infection Control

Case Management

Coordinating Care with Other Providers

Investigate, Screen and Report