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Title: Section 67-1.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 67-1.1 Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Part:

(a) "Anticipatory guidance" means providing parents or guardians of children under the age of six and pregnant women with information regarding the major causes of lead poisoning and means of preventing lead exposure. Such guidance shall be pertinent to the environment of the child or pregnant woman.

(b) "Certificate of lead screening" means documentation prepared by the health care provider who ordered the blood lead test for the child indicating the date the test was performed. (c) "Child" shall refer to an individual from birth to less than eighteen years, unless otherwise specified.

(d) "Confirmed blood lead level" means a blood lead concentration measured on venous blood.

(e) "Elevated blood lead level" means a blood lead concentration equal to or greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood.

(f) "Environmental management" means environmental investigation and exposure assessment, sampling for lead, environmental testing and reporting, notice and demand of discontinuance of conditions conducive to lead poisoning, environmental intervention and abatement, and enforcement in accordance with Subpart 67-2.

(g) "Follow-up" means actions by local health units and health care providers which, depending on the blood lead level and exposure history of the child, shall include as appropriate: risk reduction education, follow-up testing, confirmatory testing, diagnostic evaluation, medical management, environmental management and case management, in accordance with generally accepted medical standards and public health guidelines.

(h) "Health care provider" means any health care practitioner who is authorized to order a blood lead test and any facility licensed pursuant to Article 28 of the Public Health Law.

(i) "Lead screening" means measuring lead concentration in whole blood to identify elevated blood lead levels.


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