|(a) Counties, judicial districts, and private entities operating community corrections facilities shall adopt local standards for screening tests of employees, volunteers, and inmates. (b) The standards required in subsection (a) of this section shall, at minimum, be compatible with, and at least as stringent as, the standards set out in these sections. In addition the standards shall incorporate the requirements set out in the Texas Health and Safety Code, §§89.001-89.072. (c) Prior approval of the Texas Department of Health (department) shall be obtained before the adoption of local jail standards. (d) Prior to final adoption of local jail standards, the jail TB screening plan shall be submitted to the Texas Department of Health, Tuberculosis Elimination Division, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3199. The department shall review the jail TB screening plans to determine their compliance with subsection (b) of this section and the Texas Health and Safety Code, §89.073. This approval shall be from the director of the Tuberculosis Elimination Division. If the approval is denied by the director of the Tuberculosis Elimination Division, the county, judicial district, or private entity may appeal the denial to the Bureau Chief, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Texas Department of Health, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §97.190 adopted to be effective May 16, 1994, 19 TexReg 3370; amended to be effective December 15, 1997, 22 TexReg 12056; amended to be effective April 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3192