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What are the tuberculosis (TB) testing requirements for the staff?

(1) Each employee and volunteer must have the results of a one step Mantoux TB skin test prior to starting work.
(2) New employees and volunteers do not need a TB skin test if they have written proof of:
(a) A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to you hiring them;
(b) A previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment or a negative chest X-ray; or
(c) Medication therapy to treat TB.
(3) Your staff and volunteers must be retested for TB when you are notified that any of the staff or volunteers have been exposed to TB. They must comply with the direction of the local health jurisdictions.
[WSR 06-15-075, recodified as ยง 170-295-1120, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, ยง 388-295-1120, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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