Section 67-1.5 - Lead screening and follow-up of pregnant women by prenatal providers

Part 67-1.5 Lead screening and follow-up of pregnant women by prenatal care providers.

(a) Prenatal health care providers shall provide each pregnant woman anticipatory guidance on lead poisoning prevention during pregnancy, and shall assess each pregnant woman at the initial prenatal visit for high dose lead exposure using a risk assessment tool. A risk assessment tool shall be recommended by the State Commissioner of Health.

(b) Prenatal health care providers shall screen or refer for blood lead screening each pregnant woman found to be at risk for current high dose lead exposure.

(c) Prenatal health care providers shall provide each pregnant women, who has a confirmed blood lead level equal to or greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood, risk reduction counselling in accordance with guidelines recommended by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Prenatal care providers shall refer each pregnant woman, who has a confirmed blood lead level equal to or greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood and who may have been occupationally exposed to lead, to an occupational health clinic for individual guidance.

(e) Prenatal care providers shall provide anticipatory guidance to each woman at her postpartum visit on the prevention of childhood lead poisoning.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 1993
Doc Status: 
Complete