Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program
2615 S. Grand Avenue, Room 507
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 745-0800
Fax: (213) 749-0926
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School TB Screening Policy
Effective July 1, 2012, the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health (DPH) has rescinded the
universal TB testing requirement for children entering
kindergarten or a California school for the first time.
Instead, universal TB screening and risk-based testing
has been incorporated into the existing CA State
physical examination requirement for children entering
first grade. Health providers, as part of this routine
health assessment, should screen students and test them
for TB only if a risk factor is present.
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