TB Screening Policy Changes


New School TB Screening Policy

Effective July 1, 2012, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is rescinding the universal TB testing requirement for children entering kindergarten or a California school for the first time. Instead, universal TB screening and risk-based testing will be incorporated into the existing CA State physical examination requirement for children entering first grade. Health providers, as part of this routine health assessment, will screen students and test them for TB only if a risk factor is present.

For More Information, visit the LA County Department of Public Health website: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb/index.htm or read the department’s  statement of information regarding these policy changes.

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