Released February 17, 2017
Issued by: M. Mustafa Hirji, MD, MPH, FRCPC Associate Medical Officer of Health
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is revising the eligibility criteria for the publicly-funded use of tuberculin skin test (TST) solution (Tubersol®). As part of the ongoing revision, the Ministry has created interim guidelines to determine a client’s eligibility for publicly-funded supply of Tubersol.
Interim Eligibility Criteria
Clients meeting the following criteria are eligible for publicly-funded Tubersol within Ontario:
In addition, publicly-funded Tubersol may only be used for the above reasons if the client is OHIP-insured.
TST testing and completion of an immunization status report is not insured (meaning the patient is responsible for paying for both the completion of the form and the test) when
When uninsured testing is performed, the testing solution should be purchased by a health care provider and sold to the patient at a direct cost, or acquired by the patient from the pharmacy via prescription provided by a physician or nurse practitioner.
More information related to OHIP insured TST is available online.
For further information, please contact NRPH, Vaccine Preventable Disease program at 1-888-505-6074 or 905-688-8248 ext. 7425 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.