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Title: Section 40-2.21 - Tuberculosis; performance standards

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Section 40-2.21 Tuberculosis; performance standards

The local health department shall maintain a program designed to minimize the incidence of tuberculosis. The program shall include, at a minimum, activities to ensure:

(a) timely tuberculosis surveillance and reporting;

(b) detection and follow-up with individuals identified as infected with tuberculosis, including contact investigations performed in close collaboration with healthcare facilities, schools, workplaces, and other settings;

(c) provision of clinical services for tuberculosis disease or infection, either directly,

through referral, or by contract;

(d) provision, or activities to ensure provision, of directly observed therapy for persons with tuberculosis, regardless of whether the local health department is the primary medical provider; and

(e) distribution of at least one communication per year to healthcare providers, clinics and laboratories regarding local and regional morbidity rates, CDC guidelines, diagnostic and treatment modalities, and Department reporting requirements for tuberculosis.


VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)