Calif. Man Is Criminally Charged to Force Compliance with Tuberculosis Treatment Plan
Posted May 17, 2012 3:29 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A California man has been criminally charged after allegedly failing to comply with a San Joaquin County health department-mandated treatment plan for his highly contagious tuberculosis.
He was supposed to be arraigned on Wednesday, but is not permitted in a courtroom until he passes several health tests.
"Rodriguez is charged with failing to comply with an order of the health department for tuberculosis control," said prosecutor Stephen Taylor. "Really, we do have so few cases because the health department does a heroic job of working with people and getting them to cooperate."
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