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.
CDC Guidance Impacting TB Testing in Healthcare Facilities
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals: CDC Guidance Impacting TB Testing in Healthcare Facilities - updated 3/9/21
Code Citation: IDPH Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling Program
Click here for contact information for the Bureau of Substance Abuse
Code Citations: Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA)
For questions regarding enforcement of DIA TB Rules please contact DIA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or 515-281-7714
Code Citations: Various TB Iowa Admin. Code & Iowa Code References