School Staff and Volunteers
California law requires that school staff and volunteers working with children and community college students be free of infectious tuberculosis (TB) disease. These updated laws reflect current federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Enacted laws, AB 1667, effective on January 1, 2015, SB 792, effective on September 1, 2016, and SB 1038, effective on January 1, 2017, require a TB risk assessment be administered, and if risk factors are identified, a TB test and examination be performed by a health care provider to determine that the person is free of infectious TB disease. The use of the TB risk assessment and the Certificate of Completion, developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) are also required. For more information, please visit: https://ctca.org/california-tb-legal-resources/ .
School entrants require a Pediatric TB risk assessment and if indicated, a test. The form typically used is the PM 171A - Report of Health Exam for School Entry. The universal testing requirement for children entering kindergarten or a California school for the first time has been replaced with universal TB screening and risk-based testing.
Child Care Staff and Volunteers
Under SB 792, employees and volunteers of child care facilities are required to have certain immunizations and tuberculosis screening. More information can be found in the Summary and Implementation Plan from the California Department of Social Services (Page 5-7), or call your local California Child Care Licensing Regional Office.