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Technical Instructions

Overview for Panel Physicians

An overview of all the Technical Instructions and associated updates for Medical Examination of Aliens used by the Panel Physicians in the medical examinations conducted outside of the United States.

TI Introduction and Background

The Medical Examination, Visa Application Process, and Role of the Panel Physician.

Medical History and Physicial Examination

The Medical History and The Physicial Examination (scope, referral, and report form).

Technical Instructions

Culture and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Technical Instructions (2007 TI and 2009 update)

Tuberculosis for countries using the 2007 instructions. The 2009 Technical Instruction update for Tuberculosis include the use of cultures and Directly Observed Therapy.

Technical Instructions For Medical Examination Of Aliens

Technical Instructions For Medical Examination Of Aliens.

Syphilis Technical Instructions

Required Evaluations for Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance - Syphilis.

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Technical Instructions

Required Evaluations for Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance - Hansen's Disease (Leprosy).

2010 Technical Instructions for Physical or Mental Disorders with Associated Harmful Behaviors and Substance-Related Disorders [PDF - 37 pages]

Information about most recent Technical Instructions for Mental Health. This is a downloadable PDF.

2008 Addendum to the Technical Instructions for Medical Examination of Aliens [PDF - 13 pages]

Communicable Diseases of Public Health Concern. The Technical Instructions for Medical Examination of Aliens have been revised to include updated screening for communicable diseases of public health concern. This is a downloadable PDF.

Technical Instructions for Vaccinations

Information about most recent Technical Instructions for Vaccinations.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (other than Syphilis, see separate Syphilis TI)

Required Evaluations for Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance - Chancroid, Gonorrhea, Granuloma Inguinale, and Lymphogranuloma Venereum.

Other Physical or Mental Abnormality, Disease, or Disability

Information about other physicial or mental required evaluations and reporting results.

 
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