Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne, communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. According to the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, each year nearly 9 million people around the world become sick with TB. Law-based interventions to control TB, in use for more than a century, remain highly relevant today. CDC, in cooperation with the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and other partners, has developed and facilitated development of a portfolio of law-related resources to prevent and control the spread of TB.
Find more information on the TB website.
Menu of Suggested Provisions for State
Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Laws [PDF-2.1MB]
Resource for public health officials and their legal counsel to support the enactment, promulgation, amendment, or implementation of laws to prevent and control TB.
Control Laws and Policies: A Handbook for Public Health and Legal Practitioners [PDF-670KB]
Information on laws related to TB control to help public health practitioners and their legal counsel understand the legal environment for the control of communicable diseases, including TB.
- CDC Scenario-Based Assessment: Understanding and Sufficiency of States' TB Control Laws (Toolkit)
User's Guide for Scenario-Based Assessment of Understanding and Sufficiency of TB Control Laws [PDF-460KB]
This users' guide includes the scenario, PowerPoint presentation, and instructions for using this assessment.
CDC Scenario-Based Assessment: Understanding and
Sufficiency of States' TB Control Laws[PDF-63KB]
A hypothetical scenario that TB professionals can use to explore their understanding of and identify potential limitations of or gaps in legal authorities and treatment around TB.
Scenario-Based Assessment: Understanding
and Sufficiency of States' TB Control Laws [PDF-392KB]
Accompanies the scenario above.
- User's Guide for Scenario-Based Assessment of Understanding and Sufficiency of TB Control Laws [PDF-460KB]
- Express Tuberculosis Control Laws in Selected U.S. Jurisdictions report [PDF-1.2MB]. Oscar A. Cabrera,O'Neill, James G. Hodge, Jr. and Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LL.D. (Hon.), The Centers for Law & the Public’s Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. An examination of key legal patterns of express TB control laws present in 25 states.
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