CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateHAWAII: State Restores Tuberculosis Clearance Requirement
July 12, 2013
Star Advertiser (Honolulu) (07.10.2013)
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On July 15, Hawaii’s Department of Health will resume providing TB skin tests at all state TB clinics since it now has an adequate supply of the Tubersol and Aplisol purified protein derivative used in the skin tests. In April of this year, a nationwide shortage of this solution prompted the state to issue a four-month suspension of mandated TB clearance requirements for certain individuals. The temporary suspension of required TB clearance expires on August 9; students enrolling for the first time in colleges or universities in Hawaii may receive further guidance directly from their schools. The Department of Health’s Web site provides a list of state testing facilities and their hours of operation at www.hawaii.gov/health/tb.