• DSHS TB and Hansen's Disease Branch
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300
    Fax: 512-989-4010

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TB Funded Programs


TB Work Plan Standing Delegation Orders TB Policies TB Administration
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TB Work Plan

TB Work Plan
Title Revised
Texas Tuberculosis Work Plan (PDF) 8/31/2021


Standing Delegation Orders

Title Revised
Standing Delegation Orders FY 2022
Tuberculosis Clinical Services Provided by Authorized Licensed Nurses (PDF) 8/31/2021
Tuberculosis Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Services Provided by Authorized Staff (PDF) 8/31/2021
Tuberculosis Sputum Collection Services Provided by Authorized Staff (PDF) 8/31/2021
Tuberculosis Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) Services Provided by Authorized Staff (PDF) 8/31/2021
Tuberculosis Blood Specimen Collection Services Provided by Authorized Staff (PDF) 8/31/2021


TB Standards

TB Standards
Number Title Revised
TB-5001 Directly Observed Therapy for Active TB Disease and Latent TB Infection (PDF) 6/26/2008
TB-4002 Drug Resistance (PDF) 6/26/2008


TB Recommendations

TB Recommendations
Number Title Revised
TB-1002 Frequency of Tuberculin Skin Testing for Tuberculosis Infection for Adults in Various Settings (PDF) 6/26/2008
TB-1003 Tuberculosis Screening for Children in Various Settings (PDF) 3/15/2020
TB-1004 Anergy Testing (PDF) 6/26/2008
TB-5003 Standing Delegation Orders and Procedures for TB Prevention and Control (PDF) 9/1/2013
TB-7000 Cohort Review (PDF) 3/9/2015


TB Administration

TB Administration
Title Revised
TB Program Areas (PDF) 1/4/2021
TB Resources (PDF) 10/20/2020
Medicaid Provider Application (PDF) 2/20/2017
Tuberculosis Specimen Shipping Guide (PDF) 12/29/2020
Instructions to Access Tuberculosis Program Databases
Onsite TB Review Tool (PDF) 2/1/2020
Notice of Change in TB Personnel (PDF) 9/1/2020
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Process (PDF) 12/29/2020
Bedaquiline Ordering Process (PDF) 9/14/2020

TB Program Areas
TB Program Areas
(PDF)

TB Resources
TB Resources
(PDF)

LIDS Program Income Policy

TB/HIV/STD Security Policies and Procedures



Last updated September 1, 2021