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WAC 388-101D-0660

When is a group training home employee not required to complete a tuberculin test?

(1) A group training home employee is not required to complete a tuberculin test if the employee:
(a) Has documentation of an FDA-approved tuberculin test with negative results from within the last twelve months;
(b) Has documentation of a positive FDA-approved tuberculin test with documented evidence of:
(i) Adequate therapy for active disease; or
(ii) Completion of treatment for latent tuberculosis infection preventive therapy;
(c) Self-reports a history of positive test results under subsection (2) or (3) of this section.
(2) If a group training home employee self-reports a history of positive test results with chest X-ray results from the last twelve months, the employee must:
(a) Provide a copy of the normal X-ray results to the group training home; and
(b) Be evaluated for signs and symptoms of tuberculosis.
(3) If a group training home employee self-reports a history of positive test results without chest X-ray results, the employee must:
(a) Be referred to a medical provider;
(b) Complete a chest X-ray within seven days; and
(c) Be cleared by a medical professional before returning to work if the X-ray is abnormal and consistent with tuberculosis.
(4) A group training home volunteer working less than four hours a month is exempt from tuberculin test requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 71A.12.040 and 71A.22.010. WSR 18-23-101, ยง 388-101D-0660, filed 11/20/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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