Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities, Home Health, and In-Home Care
Health Care Personnel Screening and Testing
- Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel, 2019.
These recommendations update the health care personnel screening and testing section of the 2005 CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health Care Settings. The facility risk assessment and infection control practice sections remain unchanged from the 2005 guidelines.
- Who May Administer, Read and Interpret a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) in Washington State (PDF)
- Licensure Contact List (PDF)
Facilities should contact their licensing authority to learn more about their specific requirements. Contact the TB Program for assistance.
- More information about the TB screening and treatment recommendations for health care personnel can be found on the CDC website.
- Home Health Agencies
Licensing rules for in-home service agencies were updated and took effect April 6, 2018 (Chapter 246-335 WAC). Guidance about the new rules, and how to use the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form (PDF), can be found on the Home Health Agencies webpage. For questions about the rule or the form, contact Health Systems Quality Assurance customer service: 360-236-4700 or email@example.com
Guidelines for Non-healthcare Facilities
- Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Guidelines for Homeless Service Agencies in Seattle-King County
For emergency shelters, day centers, safe havens, supportive housing programs, and other programs that work with homeless populations.
- Tuberculosis in Correctional Settings: What Correctional Staff Need to Know
Slide set designed to educate correctional facility staff on TB treatment and control efforts.
- No-cost Fit Testing for Eligible Facilities and Agencies