Tuberculosis.

The applicant, and each staff person fourteen years old and older, and each household member sixteen years old and older, must provide documentation signed by a licensed health care professional of tuberculosis (TB) testing or treatment consisting of:
(1) A negative Mantoux test (also known as a tuberculin skin test (TST)) or negative interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) completed within twelve months before license application or employment; or
(2) A previous or current positive TST or positive IGRA with documentation within the previous twelve months:
(a) Of a chest X-ray with negative results; or
(b) Showing that the individual is receiving or has received therapy for active or latent TB disease and is cleared to safely work in a child care setting. As used in this section, "latent TB" means when a person is infected with the TB germ but has not developed active TB disease.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 11-23-068, ยง 170-296A-1750, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]
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