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TOOL: Sample TB Screening Policy POSTED: March 2012 [Insert your organization’s name here] TB SCREENING POLICY 1. INTRODUCTION In response to an increase in the incidence rate of Tuberculosis (TB) in Canada, mainly in large cities, the City of Ottawa introduced new screening measures for child care facilities. These were effective as of January 1st. 2001. The focus of the screening is to identify those children and those in contact with children who have lived or travelled in an area or areas where TB is common. 2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON TB Refer to the document “The Region of Ottawa-Carleton Requirements For Child Care Facilities For The Prevention Of Tuberculosis” October 2000 3. INDIVIDUALS FOR WHOM THIS POLICY APPLIES Every individual who has a minimum of 3.5 hours a week of contact with children attending programs operated by __________. This will include employed and nonemployed staff such as permanent staff, contract workers, students, volunteers, caregivers and members of their household if they are in contact with the children for a minimum of 3.5 hours a week. This policy is also applicable to personnel working in non-licensed programs such as playgroups. 4. SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW PERSONNEL All new personnel who will have a minimum of 3.5 hours per week of contact with children will be required to have proof of a Mantoux skin test before they start working if they have lived or travelled outside of Canada or in a First Nation community where TB is common for a total of 90 days or more in their lifetime. The test must have been carried out in Canada and be done at least three months after returning from a country or a First Nations community where TB is common. Proof of the date that the Mantoux skin test was carried out and the result of the test must be provided as soon as possible to the agency. This could be by means of a doctor’s note
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  • mantoux skin test

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