Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Standard of Practice
© 2007 LAC DPH-Public Health Nursing
Tuberculosis (TB) Cases and Suspects
Complete reporting forms:
Submit (H-290) registration within 14 days of receipt of the suspect referral or within timeframe agreed upon in consultation with the PHNS.
Ensure that the H-304 is dispositioned and submitted, if indicated.
Submit TB Patient Clinical Summary (H-513) for closure within 7 days of closure or within time frame agreed upon during consultation with the PHNS.
Ensure that the H-290 confirmation is submitted within 7 days of the final culture report from all sites, within 7 days of clinical diagnosis or within timeframe agreed upon in consultation with PHNS.
Ensure that the H-289 is submitted to TB Control after the completion of the initial screening process. The initial screening process is completed once the H-304s are dispositioned.
Complete the PHN TB Class 3/5 Assessment Form and file in client’s chart.
File a copy of the PHN Assessment Form per the PHN Assessment Form instructions.
Evaluate client satisfaction:
Give client satisfaction form to the client for completion and submission in a pre-addressed, stamped envelope.