The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is an administrative office that receives reports of tuberculosis suspects in Los Angeles County (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena). Clinical care for TB is provided at one of eleven Los Angeles County District Public Health Centers or through private medical providers (if insured). Tuberculosis consultative services are available through the medical and nursing specialists located in the program office.
Review and disposition of TB related referrals (TB suspects case reports, laboratory reports, Tuberculin reactors, requests for contact investigation)
- Review and ensure the appropriateness of the discharge care plan of all hospitalized TB patients
Promote and develop TB related policy that supports individual and community tuberculosis control and prevention efforts.
- Enforce TB reporting laws (Gotch Law) for health care providers.
- Ensure that laboratories comply with state TB reporting mandates.
- Provide TB education and training for health care providers and the public.
- Link residents of Los Angeles County to local providers for TB screening, treatment of LTBI, and active TB disease.
- Ensure public health case management for all patients diagnosed with TB disease
- Work with Federal, State and local agencies to identify and treat patients with TB disease to prevent TB transmission in the community.
- Participate in TB training related to new advances in TB diagnostics and treatment to ensure a competent public health workforce.