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Administrative Rules

TB Administrative Rules

The TB Control Program worked extensively on rule changes with the Bureau of Substance Abuse and Department of Inspections and Appeals which are consistent with published recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of TB Elimination. The rules provide uniform TB screening, testing, and serial testing procedures for health care workers (HCWs) and residents of licensed health care and substance abuse facilities.

For most hospitals and health care facilities, the new rules will diminish the frequency of serial testing of HCWs while assuring that Iowa’s HCWs are properly screened and evaluated for TB infection and disease.

Code Citation: IDPH Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling Program

The Department of Public Health’s Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling Program made administrative rule changes regarding TB testing effective November 7, 2012. These rules provide changes regarding TB testing for health care workers and residents of Iowa licensed substance abuse facilities.

Click here for contact information for the Bureau of Substance Abuse

Code Citations: Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA)

The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals made administrative rule changes to Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 481.59 regarding TB testing effective March 26, 2013. These rules provide changes regarding TB testing for health care workers of Iowa licensed hospitals and health care workers and residents of Iowa health care facilities.

For questions regarding enforcement of DIA TB Rules please contact DIA at: webmaster@dia.iowa.gov

Code Citations: Reporting Requirements

Iowa Code 139A requires laboratories and health care providers to report suspected or confirmed cases of M. tuberculosis.

Click here for full version of Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 641.1

Code Citations: Iowa Department of Human Services

Child Care Provider Physical Examination Form

For questions regarding enforcement of DHS Child Care Provider TB Testing Rules please contact Ms. Ryan Page at: rpage@dhs.state.ia.us or 515-281-7714.

Code Citations: Various TB Iowa Admin. Code & Iowa Code References