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Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians

Updates

Designated Incident Technical Instructions

Information about the Technical Instructions for Designated Incidents is included in the Revision of 42 CFR Part 34 (Medical Examination of Aliens) Updated Screening for Communicable Diseases of Public Health Signifiance -Interim Final Rule (IFR) which was posted by HHS/CDC on October 6, 2008. Additional information regarding the IFR is available on the Laws and Regulations page.

Note: The IFR does not currently affect the required medical examination performed by civil surgeons. Civil surgeons should continue to follow the procedures as provided in the current Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons.

Addendum to Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians for Vaccinations: Technical Instructions for Polio Vaccination for Applicants for U.S. Immigration

The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met in May 2014 regarding the international spread of wild polioviruses in 2014 and declared that the current conditions are a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

On May 25 2017, the 2014 Technical Instructions for Polio Vaccination section of the Vaccination TIs were modified to reflect recent guidance from WHO regarding Polio. For more information, please see the new Addendum to Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians for Vaccinations: Technical Instructions for Polio Vaccination for Applicants for U.S. Immigration.

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