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AB-2277 Medi-Cal: Blood lead screening tests.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 14137.9 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, immediately preceding Section 14138, to read:

14137.9.
 (a) If a Medi-Cal managed care plan enrollee who is a child misses a required blood lead screening test at 12 and 24 months of age, the Medi-Cal managed care plan shall notify the parent, parents, guardian, or other person charged with the support and maintenance of that child about those missed blood lead screening tests.
(b) This notification shall be included in an annual notification to each family of a child who has not used preventive services over the course of the year.

SEC. 2.

 Section 14197.08 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, immediately following Section 14197.07, to read:

14197.08.
 (a) A contract between the department and a Medi-Cal managed care plan shall impose both of the following requirements on the Medi-Cal managed care plan:
(1) Identify, on a quarterly basis, every enrollee who is a child without any record of completing required blood lead screening tests at 12 and 24 months of age.
(2) Remind the contracting health care provider who is responsible for performing a periodic health assessment of a child pursuant to Section 37100 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations of the need to perform required blood lead screening tests.
(b) The department shall develop and implement procedures, and take enforcement action pursuant to Section 14197.7, to ensure that a Medi-Cal managed care plan is held accountable for the requirements specified in subdivision (a).
(c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Health care provider” has the same meaning as in Section 37000 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2) “Medi-Cal managed care plan” means an individual, organization, or entity that enters into a contract with the department to provide general health care services to enrolled Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including any of the following:
(A) Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 101675) of Part 4 of Division 101 of the Health and Safety Code.
(B) Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 14087.3), excluding dental managed care programs developed pursuant to Section 14087.46.
(C) Article 2.8 (commencing with Section 14087.5).
(D) Article 2.81 (commencing with Section 14087.96).
(E) Article 2.82 (commencing with Section 14087.98).
(F) Article 2.91 (commencing with Section 14089).