Under the authority of R.S. 40:4(A)(2) and R.S. 40:5, and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the state health officer, acting through the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), intends to enact and amend Sections 503 and 505 of Chapter 5 (Health Examinations for Employees, Volunteers and Patients at Certain Medical Facilities) of Part II (The Control of Diseases) of Title 51 (Public Health−Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC).  Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as data monitored by LDH-OPH’s Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, this proposed rule eliminates the current requirement for annual TB testing for most employees, students or volunteers at any medical or 24-hour residential facility requiring licensing by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), or at any LDH-OPH parish health unit or an LDH-OPH out-patient health care facility.  In lieu of annual TB testing for these persons, the rule proposes to require that certain educational materials be provided to these persons annually.

The Notice of Intent published in the Louisiana Register Vol.47, No.03 March 20, 2021.

 

Contact Information: Aliya Rubenstein - Rulemaking Liaison, Office of Public Health aliya.rubenstein@la.gov

 

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