LEGISLATION CHANGES REQUIREMENT FOR ADMINISTERING TUBERCULIN TEST WITH RISK ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE (K-12)
On September 15, 2014 Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1667, which will change the requirement for administration of a tuberculosis (TB) test to new employees effective January 1, 2015. Current law prohibits a person from being initially employed by a school district in a certificated or classified position unless the person has submitted to a TB examination within the prior 60 days. The current TB examination requires the employee to receive either a mantoux (skin injection) or, less commonly, an x-ray. Ongoing employees are also currently required to undergo another examination at least once every 4 years to establish that they are free of active tuberculosis. Districts were required to reimburse the employee for the cost of the examination.