70.28.031  <<  70.28.032 >>   70.28.033

Due process standards for testing, treating, detainingReporting requirementsTraining and scope for skin test administration.

(1) The state board of health shall adopt rules establishing the requirements for:
(a) Reporting confirmed or suspected cases of tuberculosis by health care providers and reporting of laboratory results consistent with tuberculosis by medical test sites;
(b) Due process standards for health officers exercising their authority to involuntarily detain, test, treat, or isolate persons with suspected or confirmed tuberculosis under RCW 70.28.031 and 70.05.070 that provide for release from any involuntary detention, testing, treatment, or isolation as soon as the health officer determines the patient no longer represents a risk to the public's health;
(c) Training of persons to perform tuberculosis skin testing and to administer tuberculosis medications.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, persons trained under subsection (1)(c) of this section may perform skin testing and administer medications if doing so as part of a program established by a state or local health officer to control tuberculosis.
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