TB Test Results Can Now Be Stored in CAIR!

Authorized users of immunization registries in CA are now allowed to share TB test results with immunization registries without written patient consent. TB test results will be treated the same as immunization information in that patients/parents must be disclosed that:

  • Immunization records and TB test results can be shared with a registry, and that
  • Patients/parents have the right to 'opt-out' of sharing immunization records and TB test results with other registry users.

Providers who share patient data with CAIR will need to download and use the updated CAIR patient documents that include the TB language.  Updated CAIR Patient Forms, including the Immunization Registry Notice to Patients and Parents (Disclosure) form, the Decline or Start Sharing Immunization Information form, the Permission to Share School Immunization Information (School use only) form are now available on the CAIR Forms webpage.

Instructions for Entering Tuberculosis (TB) Test Results in CAIR (pdf)

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