N.J. Admin. Code § 8:57-5.6

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 3, February 3, 2020
Section 8:57-5.6 - Health officer responsibilities
(a) Each health officer shall make available a health care provider for medical evaluation and management services for each patient with suspected or confirmed TB disease and latent TB infection in his or her jurisdiction.
1. A health officer may satisfy this requirement through existing staff, contractual arrangement or a Memorandum of Agreement with a public health TB clinic.
(b) Any health care provider providing medical management and treatment to residents of New Jersey with suspected or confirmed TB disease or latent TB infection shall provide these services in accordance with the MMWR Treatment of Tuberculosis as set forth at 8:57-5.2(a).
1. A health care provider may also use the Department's Standards of Care for Tuberculosis Disease and Latent TB Infection, (hereinafter "TB Standards of Care") as guidance for the appropriate medical management of patients with suspected or confirmed TB disease or latent TB infection.
i. TB Standards of Care is available by written request to the Communicable Disease Service, Public Health Services Branch, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369 or online at http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/tbhome.htm, then click on "Standards of Care for Tuberculosis Disease and Latent TB Infection."
(c) Each health officer shall make available public health nurse case management services for each patient with suspected or confirmed TB disease, identified contacts, and Class B1 or B2 referrals in his or her jurisdiction.
1. A health officer may satisfy this requirement through existing staff, contractual arrangement or a Memorandum of Agreement with a public health TB clinic.
(d) Each health officer shall make available field services for each patient with suspected or confirmed TB disease, identified contacts, and class B1 or B2 referrals in his or her jurisdiction.
1. A health officer may satisfy this requirement through existing staff, contractual arrangement or a Memorandum of Agreement with a public health TB clinic.
(e) The Department's TB Program shall make verbal translation services accessible to public health clinics, public health nurse case managers and field staff serving patients with TB disease or latent TB infection to overcome communication barriers with the non-English speaking patient population.

N.J. Admin. Code § 8:57-5.6