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Providers and Professionals

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This page lists the tools of knowledge providers and professionals need to aid the Department of Health in its endeavor to control TB. If a resource you need cannot be found here, please contact us at 850-245-4350.

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TB Laws and Rules

Florida State Statutes – Tuberculosis Control Act, Chapter 392 (pdf 75 kb)

Florida Administrative Code – Control of Communicable Diseases and Conditions Which May Significantly Affect Public Health, Chapter 64D-3

TB Reporting

Florida law requires the Department of Health to periodically issue a list of diseases determined to be of public health significance and that are required to be reported to the county health departments.  Note some diseases have to be reported immediately by telephone as noted by a (T) next to their name in this Reportable Diseases List (pdf 72 kb).

TB Reporting Requirements for Health Care Providers – by law health care providers are required to report TB cases and suspects within 72 hours of diagnosis. Learn more about who must report, what information must be reported, how to report, and follow-up reporting requirements…

TB Reporting Requirements for Laboratories – each person in charge of a laboratory which performs cultures for mycobacteria or refers specimens for mycobacterial cultures to other laboratories is required to report all specimens positive for Mycobacteraium tuberculosis, bovis or africanum within 72 hours. For further details on what information must be reported, how to report and list of numbers in your area for reporting…

TB Report & Treatment Form (pdf 78 kb) – this form is used by the department to follow-up with heathcare professionals in regards to patient reporting and treatment.

Note to County Health Departments: forms for reporting to departmental headquarters can be found on the department's Intranet.

Educational Materials

The educational materials we have for professionals are moderately extensive. A materials list may before on our Professional Materials page...