senate Bill S9131

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes Dakota's law relating to elevated lead levels in children

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jul 09, 2018 referred to rules

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S9131 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1380, 1370-a, 1370-e & 1373, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §14, Pub Hous L

S9131 - Summary

Relates to elevated lead levels in children; establishes that elevated lead levels means a blood lead level greater than or equal to five micrograms per deciliter of whole blood; requires the department of health to establish a hotline for physicians to report elevated lead levels; and requires insurance companies to cover testing for elevated lead levels.

S9131 - Sponsor Memo

S9131 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9131

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 9, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the  insurance  law,  the  social
  services  law and the public housing law, in relation to elevated lead
  levels in children

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Dakota's Law".
  §  2.  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.
  § 3. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 1370-a of  the
public  health  law,  paragraph (c) as amended by section 4 of part A of
chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, and paragraph (d) as  added  by  chapter
485  of  the laws of 1992, are amended and three new paragraphs (e), (f)
and (g) are added to read as follows:
  (c) establish a statewide registry of lead levels of children provided
such information is maintained as confidential except for (i) disclosure
for medical  treatment  purposes;  (ii)  disclosure  of  non-identifying
epidemiological  data;  and  (iii)  disclosure  of information from such
registry to the statewide immunization information system established by
section twenty-one hundred sixty-eight of this chapter; [and]
  (d) develop and implement  public  education  and  community  outreach
programs on lead exposure, detection and risk reduction[.];
  (E)  ESTABLISH A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS PHYSICIANS TO RECORD WHEN A CHILD
UNDER SUCH PHYSICIAN'S  CARE  HAS  COMPLETED  A  LEAD  SCREENING  AND/OR
OBTAINED A BLOOD TEST FOR LEAD TO THE STATEWIDE IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
SYSTEM  ESTABLISHED  BY  SECTION  TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT OF THIS
CHAPTER;

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

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