Are employers required to pay for TB testing?
Moreover, why do employers require TB tests?
It is a law that TB tests be completed prior to being around residents in the workplace. The physical and drug screening are to make sure the employees are able to complete the tasks of the job.
Also question is, is TB testing mandatory for healthcare workers?
Annual Screening, Testing, and Education Annual TB testing of health care personnel is not recommended unless there is a known exposure or ongoing transmission at a healthcare facility. Health care personnel with untreated latent TB infection should receive an annual TB symptom screen.
Some employers require a TB (tuberculosis) skin test be taken before beginning work. Other employers or potential employers may require drug tests. Some employees wonder if these tests are legal, and what legal rights they may have to refuse the medical procedures.