Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1590

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 16-41-39.4.

Synopsis: Reports concerning adult lead poisoning. Authorizes the state department of health (department) to determine the magnitude of lead poisoning in all Indiana residents. (Current law provides that the department's authority is limited to children who are six years of age or younger.) Requires the report to the department on an individual's examination for lead poisoning to include the name of the individual's employer and the employer's address. Allows the department to report certain information about the examination of an individual's blood for the presence of lead to specified local health departments and the department of labor's bureau of safety education and training. Prohibits the department from reporting the information to the department of labor's occupational safety and health division.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Avery




    January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1590



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-41-39.4-2; (03)IN1590.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-41-39.4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. The state department may do the following:
        (1) Determine the magnitude of lead poisoning in Indiana's children who are not more than six (6) years of age. residents.
        (2) Provide consultation and education to a medical provider network that screens for lead poisoning throughout Indiana.
        (3) Receive and analyze blood samples or assist regional lab sites to receive and analyze blood samples for lead poisoning.
        (4) Develop and maintain a database of unduplicated children with lead poisoning.
        (5) Provide consultation to local health departments regarding medical case follow-up and environmental inspections connected to reducing the incidence of lead poisoning.
        (6) Coordinate lead exposure detection activities with local health departments.
        (7) Coordinate with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition for

outreach programs regarding lead poisoning.
        (8) Notify and update pediatricians and family practice physicians of lead hazards in a timely fashion.
        (9) Provide consumer alerts and consumer education regarding lead hazards, including those associated with mini-blinds.

SOURCE: IC 16-41-39.4-3; (03)IN1590.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 16-41-39.4-3 , AS ADDED BY P.L.99-2002, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A person that examines the blood of a child less than seven (7) years of age an individual described in section 2 of this chapter for the presence of lead must report to the state department the results of the examination not later than one (1) week after completing the examination. The report must include at least the following:
        (1) With respect to the child individual whose blood is examined:
            (A) the name;
            (B) the date of birth;
            (C) the gender;
            (D) the race; and
            (E) the name of the individual's employer, if any; and
             (F) any other information that is required to be included to qualify to receive federal funding.
        (2) With respect to the examination:
            (A) the date;
            (B) the type of blood test performed;
            (C) the person's normal limits for the test;
            (D) the results of the test; and
            (E) the person's interpretation of the results of the test.
        (3) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of:
            (A) the person; and
            (B) the attending physician, hospital, clinic, or other specimen submitter.
SOURCE: IC 16-41-39.4-5; (03)IN1590.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 16-41-39.4-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) The state department may provide the information reported under section 3 of this chapter to the following:
        (1) The local health department located where the individual resides or is employed.
        (2) The department of labor's bureau of safety education and training.
    (b) The state department may not share the information reported under section 3 of this chapter with the department of

labor's occupational safety and health division.