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SB-1097 Lead poisoning.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/24/2018 09:00 PM
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Senate Bill No. 1097
CHAPTER 691

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

[ Approved by Governor  September 22, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 22, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1097, 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 tested for 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 provide the collected data to its Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project, as specified.
This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 105295 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by SB 1041 to be operative only if this bill and SB 1041 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
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 total number of children tested for lead poisoning.
(2) The results of blood lead testing by ranges of lead levels.
(3) The number of children, by blood lead level range, who were referred for case management and environmental services and who received the following services:
(A) Home visit.
(B) Environmental investigation.
(C) Family education and provision of educational materials, nutrition assessment, and nutrition education.
(4) (A) The identified sources of lead exposure for those children having lead poisoning.
(B) The report shall indicate whether the sources of lead exposure identified in, on, or around a residence or location associated with a child with lead poisoning have been removed, remediated, 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.
(d) The department shall post the report prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) on the department’s Internet Web site.
(e) The department shall provide the data collected and the report prepared pursuant to this section to the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project (HCI) standardized set of statistical measures for use in 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.
(f) All uses and disclosure of data made pursuant to this section shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws for the protection of the privacy and security of data, including, but not limited to, subdivision (g) of Section 124130 and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code).

SEC. 1.5.

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

105295.
 (a) (1) 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.
(2) The department shall prominently post the report prepared pursuant to this subdivision on the department’s Internet Web site consistent with the requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 124125.
(b) The report prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include all of the following information listed for each county:
(1) The total number of children tested for lead poisoning.
(2) The results of blood lead testing by ranges of lead levels.
(3) The number of children, by blood lead level range, who were referred for case management and environmental services and who received the following services:
(A) Home visit.
(B) Environmental investigation.
(C) Family education and provision of educational materials, nutrition assessment, and nutrition education.
(4) (A) The identified sources of lead exposure for those children having lead poisoning.
(B) The report shall indicate whether the sources of lead exposure identified in, on, or around a residence or location associated with a child with lead poisoning have been removed, remediated, or abated.
(c) The report shall also include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The number of enrolled children in Medi-Cal, identified by county and year of age, who received blood lead screening tests and who have not received these tests.
(2) The number of children not enrolled in Medi-Cal, identified by county, and year of age, who have received blood lead screening tests.
(3) Publicly releasable data and information that the department compiles, identifies, and analyzes in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 124125.
(d) The department shall collaborate with the State Department of Health Care Services to collect and analyze information identified under subdivision (c) that pertains to children enrolled in Medi-Cal.
(e) When preparing the report required by subdivision (b), 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.
(f) The department shall provide the data collected and the report prepared pursuant to this section to the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project (HCI) standardized set of statistical measures for use in 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.
(g) All uses and disclosure of data made pursuant to this section shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws for the protection of the privacy and security of data, including, but not limited to, subdivision (g) of Section 124130 and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code).

SEC. 2.

 Section 1.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 105295 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by both this bill and Senate Bill 1041. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 105295 of the Health and Safety Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 1041, in which case Section 1 of this bill shall not become operative.