West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-76 - Tuberculosis Testing, Control, Treatment and Commitment
§64-76-4 - Report of Admissions, Registration by Bureau for Public Health.

§64-76-4. Report of Admissions, Registration by Bureau for Public Health.

4.1. Any institution admitting a patient diagnosed with or suspected of having tuberculosis, shall report that admission within ten days to the Division.

4.2. The institution shall make available to the Bureau any patient-related records, reports, and other data pertaining to confirmed and suspected tuberculosis patients, required to: confirm the diagnosis; monitor treatment; follow up on contacts; provide tuberculosis surveillance in the community; or to initiate actions to protect others in the community from risk of disease.

4.3. The institution shall report the death, discharge, and transfer of any patient with tuberculosis to the Division.

4.4. The Division will maintain a current registry of all verified cases of tuberculosis.

4.5. The Bureau or its designee may release tuberculosis related information regarding a patient for the following purposes:

4.5.a. To allow for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring care by the original reporting source and other health providers in charge of the patient's care or in charge of the patient's contact's care;

4.5.b. To identify a specific patient to the Division of STD, HIV, Hepatitis in the Bureau to compare registries to assist in case finding, and patient care; and

4.5.c. To allow for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of care by tuberculosis control programs in other states for the patient who has relocated to another state and for the patient's contacts who live in another state who are under a health care provider's care.

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