MCL - Section 333.5474

Act 368 of 1978

333.5474 Establishment of lead poisoning prevention program; components; reports.

Sec. 5474.

    (1) The department shall establish a lead poisoning prevention program that has the following components:
    (a) A coordinated and comprehensive plan to prevent childhood lead poisoning and to minimize exposure of the general public to lead-based paint hazards.
    (b) A comprehensive educational and community outreach program regarding lead poisoning prevention that shall, at a minimum, include the development of appropriate educational materials targeted to health care providers, child care providers, public schools, owners and tenants of residential dwellings, and parents of young children. These educational materials shall be made available, upon request, to local and state community groups, legal services organizations, and tenants' groups.
    (c) A technical assistance system for health care providers to assist those providers in managing cases of childhood lead poisoning. As part of this system, the department shall require that results of all blood lead level tests conducted in Michigan be reported to the department as provided for in rule and that when the department receives notice of blood lead levels above 10 micrograms per deciliter, it shall initiate contact with the local public health department or the physician, or both, of the child whose blood lead level exceeds 10 micrograms per deciliter.
    (2) The department shall report to the legislature by January 1, 1999, and annually thereafter, the number of children through age 6 who were screened for lead poisoning during the preceding fiscal year and who were confirmed to have had blood lead levels above 10 micrograms per deciliter. The report shall compare these rates with those of previous fiscal years and the department shall recommend methods for improving compliance with guidelines issued by the federal centers for disease control and prevention, including any necessary legislation or appropriations.
    (3) Not more than 1 year after the effective date of this part, and annually thereafter, the department shall prepare a written report regarding the expenditures under the lead poisoning prevention program including the amounts and sources of money from the previous year and a complete accounting of its use. The report shall be given to the appropriate committees of the legislature and be made available to the general public upon request.

History: Add. 1998, Act 219, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1998
Popular Name: Act 368