2013 Program (printable version): Agenda and TB Milestones: California's Tuberculosis Control Program History
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Tuberculosis Milestones: California’s Tuberculosis Control Program History
1907 Tuberculosis becomes a reportable disease in California
1913 The State Bureau of Tuberculosis established as recommended by the legislatively
- appointed Commission on Tuberculosis.
1984 California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) formed
1993 The Governor’s TB Initiative for Local Assistance provides $17.4 million
1994 The Medi-Cal TB Program funded under Title XIX of the Social Security Act allowed
eligible Californians to receive TB-related services at a zero share of cost.
Gotch Legislation is passed to require Health Officer approval for release, transfer
or discharge of persons with active TB disease from health and correctional facilities.
Francis J. Curry National TB Center—a CDC Model TB Center—opens in San Francisco
1996 A bi-national TB referral program with Mexico, known as Cure TB, is implemented in
San Diego County with county and state TB Control Branch funding.
1997 The Governor’s TB Initiative for Housing and Detention provides $2.9 million
The first CTCA-California Department of Health Services Joint Guideline is released
2000 California implements the TB Indicators Project (TIP)
2002 The State TB Control Branch launches the MDR-TB Service to provide medical
consultation regarding complex MDR TB cases.
2004 Universal genotyping of TB cases begins in California for rapid outbreak detection.
Molecular beacons developed for rapid drug resistance testing by the State Microbial
2012 Short 12-dose regimen to treat LTBI is being used throughout parts of California