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Healthcare facilities may now implement Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2019

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, HIV, STD and TB Section has temporarily suspended subsection (2)(a) of OAR 333-019-0041, Other Disease Specific Provisions: Tuberculosis. This partial suspension waives the requirement for long-term care facilities to test new residents for tuberculosis (TB) infection. This partial suspension of OAR 333-019-0041 will be in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency declared by Executive Order 20-03.

Notice of Temporary Partial Rule Suspension – OAR 333-019-0041, Other Disease Specific Provisions: Tuberculosis subsection (2)(a). Long Term Care Facilities for the Elderly (pdf)

Working to Stop the Spread of TB in Oregon

Updated Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel TB Screening

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About the TB Program

The TB Program works with local health departments and private medical providers to:

1) identify and treat TB disease;

2) identify, evaluate, and treat newly infected contacts to infectious TB cases;

3) screen high-risk populations for TB infection.

The TB Program provides lab testing, technical assistance, TB medications and analysis of surveillance data to assist with accomplishing these goals.

Read the TB Program Fact Sheet (pdf)  to learn more about TB and what the TB Program is doing to control the rate of tuberculosis disease in Oregon.

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