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Jenny Albertson, NHA

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

TB Testing Reminders – Assisted Living and SNF

TB 2-Step Testing is required for SNF and AL

  • Prior to working with residents, all HCP must receive a Baseline Test TST (2-step)* OR IGRA with risk assessment and symptom screen
  • All new admission must receive a 2-step TB test.
  • All HCP must receive annual education on TB.
  • Annual screening and testing for HCPs without LTBI (Latent TB Infection) and with no risk factors is not recommended.
  • HCPs with LTBI should receive a symptom screen annually and upon hire.
  • Treatment for LTBI is strongly encouraged.