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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 20. MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS [24000 - 26217]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 18. Toxic Mold [26100 - 26157]

  ( Chapter 18 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 584, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 5. Enforcement [26154 - 26155]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 584, Sec. 2. )

26154.
  

Public health officers, code enforcement officers, environmental health officers, city attorneys, and any other appropriate government entities may respond to complaints about mold and may enforce standards adopted by the department, pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 26103 and subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 26105, and enforce the disclosure requirements of Sections 26147 and 26148 that are developed by the department in consultation with the task force. The disclosure enforcement guidelines established by the department pursuant to this section shall include development of a form for disclosure and the penalties, if any, that may be imposed for failure to disclose. No penalty shall be assessed against an owner for failure to disclose under Section 26147 where the owner provides disclosure to the tenants in a form that substantially conforms to the disclosure form developed by the department. Local authority to enforce disclosure requirements pursuant to this section shall not apply until the first January 1 or July 1 that occurs at least six months after the department adopts disclosure enforcement guidelines for compliance with Sections 26147 and 26148.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 584, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002.)

26155.
  

After the State Department of Health Services, pursuant to administrative law procedures, submits the proposed regulations developed pursuant to this chapter, the Department of Consumer Affairs, in consultation with representatives from the State Department of Health Services, the Department of Industrial Relations, and members of the task force convened by the department pursuant to Section 26101.7, shall consider and report on the need for standards for mold testing professionals and mold remediation specialists.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 584, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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