TB Prevention and Care for Correctional Facilities

The Correctional TB Program provides technical assistance to all county jails and other correctional facilities covered by Chapter 89 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (the statutes) and Title 25, Part I, Chapter 97, Subchapter H (the rules) of the Texas Administrative Code. Correctional facilities must have an approved TB control plan. The Correctional TB Program also consults with correctional facilities when they have a case of TB within their facility to help identify persons with risk of exposure and to help continuity of care upon release or transfer.

For more information about ensuring continuity of TB therapy for detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) see SOP 8.13.1, Appendix V.


Title Revised
DSHS Tuberculosis Standards for Texas Correctional and Detention Facilities 8/30/2018

Correctional Forms

Correctional Facilities Forms



TB Tools for Corrections

Corrections Planning Committee Meeting

Statutes and Agency Regulations

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)

Federal Bureau of Prison (FBOP)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

US Marshals Service (USMS)

Helpful Links

Contact Information

Congregate Settings Team                                
Phone: 737-255-4300                                    
Fax: 512-989-4010