senate Bill S6971

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to lead screening and lead poisoning prevention; includes kindergarten students

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2018 print number 6971a
Apr 25, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Dec 15, 2017 referred to rules

S6971 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L

S6971 - Summary

Relates to lead screening and lead poisoning prevention; includes kindergarten students.

S6971 - Sponsor Memo

S6971 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6971

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to lead screening  of
  a child entering kindergarten, second or fourth grade

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1376-b to read as follows:
  §  1376-B.  LEAD SCREENING OF A CHILD ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, SECOND OR
FOURTH GRADE. 1. EXCEPT AS  PROVIDED  PURSUANT  TO  REGULATIONS  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT,  EVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION
OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL, PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR,
OBTAIN FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD EVIDENCE THAT  SAID  CHILD
HAS BEEN SCREENED FOR LEAD.
  2. WHENEVER THERE EXISTS NO EVIDENCE OF LEAD SCREENING AS PROVIDED FOR
IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE OF THE
CHILD'S SCREENING FOR LEAD, THE  ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE
PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  OF THE CHILD WITH INFORMATION ON LEAD POISONING IN
CHILDREN AND LEAD POISONING PREVENTION AND REFER THE PARENT OR  GUARDIAN
TO A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER OR THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY.
  3.  (A)  IF  ANY  PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO SUCH CHILD IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN
LEAD TESTING, SUCH PERSON MAY PRESENT SUCH CHILD TO THE  HEALTH  OFFICER
OF  THE  COUNTY  IN  WHICH  THE CHILD RESIDES, WHO SHALL THEN PERFORM OR
ARRANGE FOR THE REQUIRED SCREENING.
  (B) THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A FEE
SCHEDULE FOR HOUSEHOLDS WITH INCOMES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF
THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL FOR LEAD SCREENING  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  SIX
HUNDRED  SIX  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  WHICH  SHALL VARY DEPENDING ON PATIENT
HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD13857-01-7

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S6971A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1376-b, Pub Health L

S6971A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to lead screening and lead poisoning prevention; includes kindergarten students.

S6971A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6971A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6971--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to granting schools
  access to a student's blood lead test results in the statewide immuni-
  zation information system; lead screening of child care or  pre-school
  enrollees  and kindergarten students; the definition of elevated blood
  levels; and appointments to the advisory  council  on  lead  poisoning
  prevention

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 1370 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  485  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  6. "Elevated lead levels" means a blood lead  level  greater  than  or
equal  to  [ten] FIVE micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood or
such LOWER blood lead level as may  be  established  by  the  department
pursuant to rule or regulation.
  § 2. (a) Within 90 days after the date on which this act takes effect,
the department of health shall adopt all necessary regulations to define
"elevated  lead levels" to mean a blood lead level greater than or equal
to 5 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood, or such lower  blood  lead
level  as  the  department  may  establish,  to  be utilized in its lead
poisoning prevention program.   The department shall  be  authorized  to
promulgate regulations on an emergency basis to implement the provisions
of this act.
  (b)  Within 6 months after the date on which the federal department of
health and human services has published guidance  recommending  a  lower
concentration of lead in blood than the concentration established pursu-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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