TB Information and Resources for Local Public Health Departments
Tools and procedures for local public health departments who manage clients with active TB or latent TB infection (LTBI).
- TB Medications Information for Local Public Health Nurses
Tuberculosis medications information for local public health nurses.
- Patient Education
MDH TB patient education materials page, with fact sheets translated into 15 languages.
Procedures and forms for transferring the care of clients with active TB disease, LTBI, and close contacts to other jurisdictions (county, state, or international)
- Interjurisdictional Tuberculosis Notification for Latent TB Infection (LTBI) (PDF: 24KB/1 page)
MDH form for the transfer of LTBI clients between counties or states.
Tuberculosis Notification Form (PDF: 69KB/1 page)
National TB Controllers Association form to facilitate the transfer of TB clients. Most appropriate for transfer of active TB cases and recent contacts of a known infectious TB case. Please consult with MDH TB staff before completing this form. Attention: Non-MDH link
Notification of Tuberculosis Cases
CDC Division of TB Elimination's recommended procedure for transferring clients with active TB disease who move outside of the United States. Please consult with MDH TB staff before completing form. Attention: Non-MDH link
- TB Contact Investigation
Information and resources regarding TB contact investigation.
- Procedure for Notifying
Local Public Health Departments of TB Suspects and Cases
Outlines the procedure MDH uses to notify local public health departments of a suspected or confirmed case of active TB in their jurisdiction.
- TB Class B Arrivals: The Role of Local Public Health (LPH)
MDH fact sheet that describes the role of LPH and action steps for ensuring follow-up evaluation for immigrants and refugees who have recently arrived to the U.S. with a TB Class designation. (Posted 9/13)
- Instructions for Submitting Sputum Samples to the MDH Public Health Laboratory (PHL) for Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear and Culture (PDF: 215KB/3 pages)
Instructions for public health nurses who need to obtain sputa from a client with confirmed or suspected active TB.
- Tuberculosis Patient Teaching Checklist (Word: 93KB/2 pages)
Template developed by MDH and select local public health agencies to adapt for their own use. This includes teaching points for patients diagnosed with active TB disease and links to patient education fact sheets.
- Tuberculosis Hospital Discharge Planning Checklist (PDF: 83KB/1 page)
Recommendations to address before discharging a patient with active TB disease from the hospital.
- Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) Protocol (Word: 113KB/3 pages)
Template protocol developed by MDH for local public health agencies to adapt for their own use. Includes guidance for administration, reading, and interpreting TSTs. Note: to remove the watermark on the document, click on the document’s footer then click on the watermark text.
- Clinical Laboratory
Information about the MDH Lab, including an updated form for submitting sputum samples to the MDH Lab - see Request for Testing and Submission of Isolates.
- National TB Nurse Coalition
National professional organization of nurses who work in TB control. Attention: Non-MDH link
- National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA)
Leaders of TB control programs in all states and territories, as well as many counties and city health departments that organize their own TB control activities. Attention: Non-MDH link