339.78 Reporting confirmed case of tuberculosis to county or district tuberculosis control unit.

(A) When a physician completes diagnostic studies confirming that an individual has tuberculosis, the physician shall report the confirmed case of tuberculosis to the county or district tuberculosis control unit. A physician shall make a report to the tuberculosis control unit prior to completion of diagnostic studies if the signs and symptoms demonstrated by an individual are sufficient for the physician to suspect that the individual has tuberculosis. At any time it is determined that an individual's tuberculosis is resistant to one or more drugs, the physician shall make a report to the unit.

The physician attending an individual with tuberculosis shall document the individual's adherence to the treatment regimen that the physician prescribes and make a report to the tuberculosis control unit if the individual does not adhere to the regimen.

In each report made under this division, the physician shall provide all information that the tuberculosis control unit requests. The information shall be provided at intervals specified by the tuberculosis control unit.

(B) In addition to accepting reports made by physicians under division (A) of this section, a county or district tuberculosis control unit shall accept reports made as follows:

(1) The administrator of a hospital, clinic, or other facility that is providing services to an individual who is confirmed to have or is suspected of having tuberculosis shall report the case to the tuberculosis control unit;

(2) The administrator of a laboratory that performs tests for tuberculosis on human specimens shall report to the tuberculosis control unit each positive tuberculosis test result obtained;

(3) Any person who suspects that an individual has tuberculosis may report that suspicion to the tuberculosis control unit.

Cite as R.C. § 339.78

History. Effective Date: 10-10-2000