TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER p: HAZARDOUS AND POISONOUS SUBSTANCES
PART 845 LEAD POISONING PREVENTION CODE
SECTION 845.80 SURVEILLANCE AND CASE MANAGEMENT


 

Section 845.80  Surveillance and Case Management

 

a)         Surveillance and Case Management

 

1)         Interviews shall be conducted with the parent or guardian or with attending physicians as needed to assure the accuracy and completeness of reports and to perform the activities of case follow-up for confirmed elevated blood lead levels above 15 mcg/dL.

 

2)         The following activities shall be conducted and documented concerning patient or case follow-up:

 

A)        Trace the case;

 

B)        Counsel the parent or guardian of the case;

 

C)        Educate the parent or guardian of the case;

 

D)        Interview the parent or guardian of the case for purposes of collecting, verifying or completing the information identified in Appendix A.Exhibit A and Appendix A.Exhibit B of this Part;

 

E)        Refer the parent or guardian of the case for medical treatment when appropriate; and

 

F)         Submit completed reports to the Department as specified in the agreement between the delegate agency and the Department.

 

b)         Any delegate agency may establish fees, according to a reasonable fee structure, to be determined by the delegate agency, to cover the costs of drawing blood for blood lead screening and any necessary follow-up.  (Section 7.2 of the Act) Necessary follow-up includes individual case management and environmental management.  In accordance with federal regulations, fees may not be charged to Medicaid recipients.