DOH: Reducing Annual Tuberculosis Testing of Health Care Workers

Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

On 12/16/2020 the approval for the changes in Title 10 annual TB testing requirements for health care workers was published in the State Register. Instead of requiring annual testing, annual TB risk assessments, screening, and education will be required. These changes bring NYS regulations into agreement with current CDC guidance. Please see the attached Dear Administrator letter for further guidance.

For questions, please send an e-mail to tbcontrol@health.ny.gov.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Tarrah Quinlan, RN, BSN
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operations
518-462-4800 x20