Current as of: 2011
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Active tuberculosis" means tuberculosis disease that is demonstrated to be contagious by clinical or bacteriological evidence, or by other means as determined by rule of the department. Tuberculosis disease is considered active until cured.
(2) "County health department" means an agency or entity designated as such in chapter 154.
(3) "Cure" or "treatment to cure" means the completion of a course of antituberculosis treatment.
(4) "Department" means the Department of Health.
(5) "Directly observed therapy" means treatment in which a patient ingests medications under the observation of a health care provider or other responsible party.
(6) "Threat to the public health" means a rebuttable presumption that a person has active tuberculosis and:
(a) Is not taking medications as prescribed;
(b) Is not following the recommendations of the treating physician;
(c) Is not seeking treatment for signs and symptoms compatible with tuberculosis; or
(d) Evidences a disregard for the health of the public.
(7) "Tuberculosis" means a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, or Mycobacterium africanum.
s. 1, ch. 88-389; s. 1, ch. 88-398; s. 3, ch. 94-320; s.