SB 726 Lead-poisoning prevention; memorandum.
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Summary as introduced:
Lead-poisoning prevention; memorandum of agreement between the Departments of Health and Medical Assistance Services. Requires the Commissioner of Health and the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services to develop and execute a memorandum of agreement relating to the prevention of lead poisoning, particularly among children. The memorandum of agreement must be revised on a periodic basis as necessary. The agreement must include, but need not be limited to, (i) requirements for regular and consistent communications and consultations between the two departments and other relevant state and local personnel and officials; (ii) a specific and concise description of the regulations of the Board of Health and the standards and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention for elevated blood-level testing and lead-poisoning prevention; (iii) data sharing for the more efficient and effective delivery of services; and (iv) assignment of the specific responsibilities of the two state departments for reaching the goal of eliminating lead poisoning by 2010, including provisions addressing environmental investigations to determine the source of lead, required testing by medical providers on a recommended schedule, education of Medicaid providers in the proper follow-up testing, and care coordination of patients with lead poisoning. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Lead-Poisoning Prevention.

Full text:
01/24/00  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 006093452  pdf

01/24/00  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 006093452
01/24/00  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/00  Senate: Continued to 2001 in Ed. & Health (15-Y 0-N)