339.71 Tuberculosis control unit definitions.

As used in this section and sections 339.72 to 339.89 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Active tuberculosis" means tuberculosis that has been demonstrated by clinical, bacteriological, or radiographic evidence to be present in an individual who has not completed an appropriate course of antituberculosis medication, regardless of the stage of communicability of the tuberculosis, and includes both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

(B) "Communicable tuberculosis" means active pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis that has been determined, through examination of a culture of specimens obtained from the individual's respiratory tract, to be in a stage at which it can be transmitted to another individual.

(C) "Extrapulmonary tuberculosis" means tuberculosis that affects tissues of the body other than the lungs.

(D) "Laryngeal tuberculosis" means tuberculosis that affects the larynx.

(E) "Physician" means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(F) "Pulmonary tuberculosis" means tuberculosis that affects the lungs.

(G) "Tuberculosis" means the infectious disease occurring in humans that is caused by one of the following microorganisms:

(1) Mycobacterium tuberculosis;

(2) Mycobacterium bovis;

(3) Mycobacterium africanum.

Effective Date: 10-10-2000