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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

On May 11, 2001 No. 215-II

About protection of the population against tuberculosis

(as amended on 03-12-2020)
Article 1. Main objectives of this Law

This Law establishes the legal basis of carrying out the social, medical, sanitary and hygienic, anti-epidemic and other measures directed to prevention of disease of tuberculosis, and also identification, treatment, dispensary observation and rehabilitation of TB patients.

Article 2. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

BCG - Kalmetta-Geren's bacillus: the weakened strain of tubercular microbe applied as vaccine;

vaccination - method of creation of active immunity at newborns for the purpose of prevention of tuberculosis;

revaccination - repeated introduction to the person or animal of vaccine for recovery of the lost immunity or for creation of more intense level of immunity to tuberculosis;

tuberculosis - the infectious disease caused by tuberculosis mikobakteriya;

infectious forms of tuberculosis - active forms of tuberculosis with allocation of mikobakteriya of tuberculosis;

livestock object, unsuccessful on tuberculosis, - object in which there is case of tuberculosis of animals;

tuberculosis mikobakteriya (microorganisms) - causative agents of tuberculosis;

tuberkulinodiagnostika - method of research of the person and animals for recognition of disease by means of tuberkulin.

Article 3. Legislation on protection of the population against tuberculosis

The legislation on protection of the population against tuberculosis consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about protection of the population against tuberculosis then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Basic principles of protection of the population against tuberculosis

The basic principles of protection of the population against tuberculosis are:

systemacity and permanency of implementation of preventive measures for the prevention of spread of tuberculosis;

free provision to citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, constantly living persons without citizenship of antituberculous care.

Article 5. Ensuring protection of the population against tuberculosis

Protection of the population against tuberculosis is performed by holding preventive actions, medical examinations and treatment of the population for tuberculosis in TB facilities, and also in other organizations of the state health care system.

For the purpose of ensuring protection of the population against tuberculosis obligatory vaccination of newborns and revaccination of children of BCG and tuberkulinodiagnostik according to the procedure, established by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan is carried out.

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the procedure established by the legislation approves the list of works to which implementation the persons who did not have obligatory medical examination or constituting danger of infection of people around with tuberculosis are not allowed. Medical examination of persons allowed to works on the list surely includes their bakterioskopichesky inspection, and also X-ray-fluorographic inspection with the frequency determined by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Installation of patients with infectious forms of tuberculosis in hostels is not allowed.

Anti-epidemic and improving actions in the places of residence, works, studies of TB patients (the epidemic centers) are performed according to the legislation.

Article 6. Registration of persons, TB patients

Medical institutions, including medical - services, the Ministries of Defence, internal affairs, on emergency situations, Services of state security, National guard, Public service of safety of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Public service of safety of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the State Customs Committee, shall inform TB facilities at the place of residence of persons at whom as a result of medical examination the disease of tuberculosis is revealed.

Persons, TB patients, are registered in TB facility at the place of residence.

Article 7. Protection against tuberculosis of persons containing in pre-trial detention centers and organizations on execution of the punishment

Persons containing in pre-trial detention centers and organizations on execution of the punishment for the purpose of prevention of disease of tuberculosis are subject to obligatory medical examination according to the procedure and the terms established by the legislation.

Necessary medical care is provided to them in case of tuberculosis of persons containing in pre-trial detention centers and organizations on execution of the punishment.

The faces sore with infectious forms of tuberculosis containing in pre-trial detention centers and organizations on execution of the punishment are isolated and for performing treatment are hospitalized in specialized TB facilities according to the procedure, determined by the legislation.

Employees of health service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall inform TB facilities at the place of residence of persons containing in pre-trial detention centers or organizations on execution of the punishment:

about everyone for the first time the revealed case of tuberculosis of specified persons;

about the TB patients who are exempted from organizations on execution of the punishment;

about death cases from tuberculosis of specified persons.

The administration of organizations on execution of the punishment in certificates of release shall do mark about tuberculosis availability at served sentence.

Law-enforcement bodies:

in case of execution of the passport or other document to person, the TB patient who arrived from organization on execution of the punishment inform TB facility that to the served territory there arrived TB patient and specify the address of its residence;

exercise control of registration in TB facilities of the TB patients who arrived from organizations on execution of the punishment.

Article 8. Veterinary and sanitary actions for protection of the population against tuberculosis

For the purpose of protection of the population against tuberculosis by veterinary services the obligatory tuberkulinodiagnostika of animals according to the procedure and the terms established by the State committee of veterinary science and development of livestock production of the Republic of Uzbekistan is performed.

Joint content of suffering from tuberculosis and healthy animals, and also free realization of animals and livestock products from livestock objects, unsuccessful on tuberculosis, is forbidden.

Slaughter of animals from livestock objects, unsuccessful on tuberculosis, is made only on meat-processing plants and lethal Items in accordance with the established procedure.

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