The TB Control Program has developed the following policies and guidelines to assist local health districts in controlling TB in the Commonwealth.
Contact TB program staff at (804) 864-7906 for additional information, assistance in accessing resources, consultation or training needs.
VDH Nursing Guidelines and Other Documents
These nursing directives and documents relate to various aspects of TB including DOT, case management, contact investigation, LTBI, and the TB Control Record. The materials are only accessible to employees at the Virginia Department of Health with vdhweb access.
TB Control Act - Online forms for Health Directors
Every case of TB started as a contact to a person with active pulmonary or laryngeal TB disease. For this reason, it is essential to identify, examine, evaluate, and treat all persons who are at risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (m. tb) due to recent exposure to a newly diagnosed or suspected case of pulmonary or laryngeal TB.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on TB Testing and Diagnosis:
Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Testing Products from CDC – training resources on administering and reading the Mantoux tuberculin skin test.
Guidelines for Using the TB Medical Record and Completing the Forms - All individuals who are reported to the health department as a suspect or confirmed case of active TB disease, regardless of the source of care, should have a permanent VDH case management record. This document provides information on the use of specific forms that have been designed for use in the VDH TB records.
National Tuberculosis Indicators Project (NTIP) is a monitoring system for tracking the progress of TB control programs in the US toward achieving national TB program objectives.