Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment


Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment

You must submit your completed NSW Health Appendix 7: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF page 46-47) as part of your initial verification submission to NSW Health. However if your first NSW Health placement is more than 4 months after this submission, NSW Health requires you to submit a new NSW Health Appendix 7: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF page 46-47).

What if I have lived in a country with a high incidence of TB?

Countries considered to have a high incidence of TB can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/tuberculosis/Pages/high-incidence-countries.aspx.

If you have lived in one or more of these countries, this does not mean that you will be excluded from placement, however additional testing may be required.

You need to submit the NSW Health Appendix 7: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF page 46-47) to NSW Health and wait for their response. If it is determined that you require further screening, you will be contacted by NSW Health with instructions. Please don't book a screening yourself as you may not require it.

What if I travel to a country with a high incidence of TB?

Countries considered to have a high incidence of TB can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/tuberculosis/Pages/high-incidence-countries.aspx.

If you have traveled or resided in any of the above countries for a total of 3 months or longer since you were initially verified, then you need to submit a new NSW Health Appendix 7: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF page 46-47). This 3 months can be spent on a single trip or be the total time spent in multiple countries or across multiple trips.

This does not mean that you will be excluded from placement, however additional testing may be required.

You need to submit the new NSW Health Appendix 7: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF page 46-47) to NSW Health and wait for their response. If it is determined that you require further screening, you will be contacted by NSW Health with instructions. Please don't book a screening yourself as you may not require it.