Do I need to get a TB test every time I renew my registration?

It depends.  When you initially register, you must submit documentation to prove that you are free of active tuberculosis.  At each subsequent renewal (every 2 years), you must undergo a risk assessment screening, to verify that you have not been exposed to TB since your last test.  If you pass the screening, you will not need to get another TB test.  If you do NOT pass the screening, you will need to be re-tested for TB.  Click here to view the California Department of Public Health screening tool that we use. 

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1. What is the definition of a caregiver or home care aide?
2. Do I need to register?
3. Where do I register?
4. Why do I need to register?
5. Are employees of Home Care Organizations required to register?
6. Are family members required to register?
7. Do I have to register in person?
8. How much does it cost?
9. How long does it take to complete the registration process?
10. Where can I get a TB test?
11. Do I need to get a TB test every time I renew my registration?
12. What if I want to hire someone who doesn’t pass the background check?
13. What do I do if someone I know is providing in home care but is not registered?
14. What are the consequences for failing to register?
15. What convictions require a criminal record exemption?
16. How often does a home care aide need have their fingerprints Livescanned?
17. Does the State check misdemeanors as well as felonies and does the background check go back seven years if the home care aide resided in another state?