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Bureau of Disease Control

Update on 61-22 The Evaluation of School Employees for Tuberculosis

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on July 27, 2016 that it will draft an emergency regulation to suspend a new regulation that went into effect in June and changed the tuberculosis (TB) screening, evaluation and preventative treatment requirements for school employees.

This means that old regulation (61-22) will be reinstated, allowing school districts, private schools and day cares to continue operating under the old TB screening requirements for new hires and current employees.

If you have questions, please contact:
Melissa C. Overman, DO, MPH, CHES, FAOCOPM
Assistant State Epidemiologist
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
(803) 898-2845
OVERMAMC@dhec.sc.gov