|S.F. No. 1015 - Lead Abatement (First Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Linda Higgins|
|Prepared by:||Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)|
|Date:||March 14, 2007|
Section 1 (144.9501, Subdivision 11a) defines "filter paper test."
Section 2 (144.9502, Subdivision 3) adds filter paper test to the required reports of blood lead analysis. This section also reduces the blood lead level necessary to generate a report from 15 micrograms of lead per deciliter to five micrograms.
Section 3 (144.9502, Subdivision 4) adds filter paper test to how the specimen can be collected.
Section 4 (144.9502, Subdivision 8) requires the Commissioner of Health to establish minimum standards for the use of filter paper tests in analyzing blood lead levels.
Section 5 (144.9503, Subdivision 2) changes one of the criteria under which the commissioner may determine an area is at high risk for toxic lead exposure by changing the blood lead levels greater than ten to greater than five micrograms per deciliter of whole blood in children under the age of six.
Section 6 (144.9504, Subdivision 2) adds filter paper test for measuring blood lead level. This section also changes the levels in which lead risk assessments are required.
Section 7 (144.9507, Subdivision 6) states that medical assistance reimbursement for lead risk assessment services shall not be used to replace or decrease existing state or local funding for lead services and activities.
Section 8 (256B.0625, Subdivision 14) includes in the medical assistance coverage screening services for children with blood lead levels equal to or greater than five micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood, environmental investigations to determine the source of lead exposure.
Section 9 (256B.0625, Subdivision 9) requires medical assistance to cover, upon federal approval, lead risk assessments provided by a lead risk assessor. Requires medical assistance to cover a onetime on-site investigation of a recipient's home or primary residence if the recipient is under the age of 21 and has a specific venous blood lead level. States that reimbursement for lead risk assessment be cost-based and must meet the criteria for federal finance participation. States that the nonfederal share of costs for services must be from state or local funds and is the responsibility of the agency providing the risk assessment.
Section 10 (504B.196) states that before renting a residential property built before 1978, the landlord must: (1) have a third party perform a dust wipe to determine the risk for lead hazards and disclose the results to any potential tenant; or (2) provide documentation that a lead dust swipe has been performed by a third party and disclose the results to any potential tenant.
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