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SB-1097 Lead poisoning.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/25/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 03, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1097


Introduced by Senator Hueso
(Coauthor: Senator Leyva)

February 13, 2018


An act to amend Section 105295 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to lead poisoning.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1097, as amended, Hueso. Lead poisoning.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to collect and analyze all information necessary to effectively monitor appropriate case management efforts related to lead poisoning in children. Existing law authorizes the department to contract with a public or private entity, including local agencies, to conduct case management. Existing law requires the department to prepare a biennial report describing the effectiveness of appropriate case management efforts, and to make that report available to local health departments and the general public.
This bill would require the report to contain specified information for each county, including the number of children screened for risk of lead poisoning. The bill would require the department to post the report on the department’s Internet Web site. The bill would additionally require the department to incorporate the collected data into its Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 105295 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

105295.
 (a) The department shall collect and analyze all information necessary to effectively monitor appropriate case management efforts. The department shall prepare a biennial report describing the effectiveness of appropriate case management efforts. This report shall be made available to local health departments and the general public.
(b) The report prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include all of the following information listed for each county:
(1) The number of children screened for risk of lead poisoning.
(2) A list of the three most predominant risk factors for childhood lead poisoning identified by county and the number of children in the county identified as having those risk factors.
(3) The number of children identified as being at risk who received blood testing.
(4) The results of blood lead testing by ranges of lead levels.
(5) The number of children, by blood lead level, who were referred to case management and who received the following services:
(A) Health care referral.
(B) Environmental assessments.
(C) Educational screens, nutrition education, or other resources.
(6) The number of children, by blood level, identified as having lead poisoning who received health treatment for that lead poisoning.
(7) (A) The identified sources of lead exposure for those children having lead poisoning.
(B) The data required by this paragraph shall include both the number of associated lead poisoning incidents and the associated blood lead levels for each identified source and shall be quantifiably presented in a manner that allows the public to understand what lead hazards in each county are contributing toward, and how often the sources are contributing toward, childhood lead exposure and lead poisoning in each county.
(C) The report shall indicate whether the sources of lead poisoning described in this paragraph have been removed or abated.
(c) When preparing the report required by subdivision (a), the department may use the information that the department receives through its existing case management efforts, including, but not limited to, the data in biennial reports provided to the department from local health departments.

(c)

(d) The department shall post the report prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) on the department’s Internet Web site.

(d)

(e) The department shall incorporate the data collected and the report prepared pursuant to this section into the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project (HCI) standardized set of statistical measures and into any tools developed by HCI that are used for planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of plans, projects, policies, and environmental changes on community health.