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  701.340.  Childhood lead testing program — education to parents — test to be used — parental objection. — 1.  The department of health and senior services shall, subject to appropriations, implement a childhood lead testing program in accordance with the provisions of sections 701.340 to 701.349.  Every medical provider who serves children shall annually provide education to all parents and guardians of children under four years of age regarding lead hazards to children and shall annually provide the option to test every child under four years of age for lead poisoning with the consent of the parent or guardian.  In coordination with the department of health and senior services, every health care facility serving children under four years of age, including but not limited to hospitals and clinics licensed pursuant to chapter 197, shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the medical providers in the facility offer such lead poisoning testing in accordance with the provisions of this section.

  2.  The test for lead poisoning shall consist of a blood sample that shall be sent for analysis to a laboratory licensed pursuant to the federal Clinical Lab Improvement Act (CLIA).  The department of health and senior services shall, by rule, determine the blood test protocol to be used.

  3.  Nothing in sections 701.340 to 701.349 shall be construed to require a child to undergo lead testing whose parent or guardian objects to the testing.


(L. 2001 S.B. 266, A.L. 2023 H.B. 402 merged with S.B. 106)

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