Section 67-1.4 - Lead screening status of children who enroll in preschool or child

67-1.4 Lead screening status of children who enroll in preschool or child care.

(a) Prior to or within three months of initial enrollment, each child care provider, public and private nursery school and preschool, licensed, certified or approved by any State or local agency shall obtain a written statement signed by a health care provider that documents lead screening for any child at least one year of age but under six years of age, and retain such documentation until one year after the child is no longer enrolled.

(b) When no documentation of lead screening exists, the child shall not be excluded from attending nursery school, preschool or childcare, however, the child care provider, principal, teacher, owner or person in charge of the nursery school or preschool shall provide the parent or guardian of the child with information on lead poisoning and lead poisoning prevention and refer the parent or guardian to the child's primary health care provider or, if the child's primary care provider is unavailable or the child has no primary health care provider, to another primary care provider or to the local health unit to obtain a blood lead test.

(c) Each child care provider, public and private nursery school and pre-school licensed, certified or approved by any State or local agency is exempt from the requirement to obtain, prior to or within three months of initial enrollment of children under six years of age, evidence that said children have been screened for elevated blood lead levels until April 1, 1994.
 

Effective Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Doc Status: 
Complete