Providers and Professionals
TB Control Section
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-20
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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
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.
TB Reporting Requirements for Health Care Providers – by law health care providers are required to report TB cases and suspects within one business day of diagnosis, and must provide supporting documentation for the diagnosis within 24 hours. 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 Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis or M. africanum within 24 hours. For further details on what information must be reported, how to report and list of numbers in your area for reporting…
Note to County Health Departments: forms for reporting to departmental headquarters can be found on the department's Intranet.
The educational materials we have for professionals are moderately extensive. A materials list may be found on our Professional Materials page.