California TB Legal Resources

Below are state laws and regulations pertaining to TB, as well as resources developed by CTCA and CDPH. Please contact your local county counsel for assistance in interpreting and applying state law and regulations.

Health & Safety Code Sections:

101029 120100 - Health Officer

June 2013 California Department of Public Health (All  Facilities Letter) Regulatory Changes to Tuberculosis Screening and Testing, Office of Administrative Law has approved this regulatory action pursuant to section 11349.3 of the Government Code

Effective May 30th, 2013, health facilities no longer are required to submit program flexibility for TB screening tests that are licensed by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Program flexibility is still required if using a test that is outside of FDA or CDC recommendations. For your convenience, the updated portions of Title 22 CCR have been attached. (Full letter attached here.)

120125 - Examination into causes of communicable disease
120175 - Health officer mandate to prevent spread of communicable diseases 
120275 - Noncompliance with department rules
121350 - Maintenance of program
121360 - TB expenditures

TB Reporting
California Code of Regulations:

Section 2500
Section 2501 - Investigation of reported case
Section 2502 - Local health
Section 2505

HS Code Section:

121361 - Discharge

Orders to Patients
Civil Detention

Refer to CDPH/CTCA Joint Guideline for the Civil Detention of Persistently Non-Adherent TB Patients in California

Refer to for resource materials such as the Model Civil Detention Order and frequently asked questions on civil vs. criminal commitment

121369 - Language interpreters; prohibition against forcible administration of medication; delegation of authority to make

TST Training Curriculum (see left navigation bar)
HS Code Section:

121360.5 - tuberculin skin test technicians



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