Bill Status of HB2838 100th General Assembly
Short Description: LEAD POISONING-OMBUDSMAN
Rep. Anna Moeller
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall establish the Office of Ombudsman for Lead Poisoning Prevention. Provides that the Office of Ombudsman for Lead Poisoning Prevention shall advocate on behalf of individuals on matters related to the adverse effects of lead; investigate claims or complaints brought against the Department; work to ensure transparency; and otherwise provide oversight on matters covered by the Act. Provides that the Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement provisions concerning the Office of Ombudsman. Provides that if the State's Attorney brings an action against an individual for a violation of the Act and the individual is unable to afford adequate legal representation, then the Department shall ensure that the individual is provided with adequate legal representation for purposes of that action. Provides that as soon as is practicable after the Department receives notification that a regulated facility is occupied by a child of less than 3 years of age with an elevated blood lead level, the Department shall provide the parent or guardian of the child with a specified questionnaire form. Provides that the Department shall provide an inspection report to a property owner and to the occupants of a dwelling no later than 30 days after an inspection. Provides that the Department shall establish an appeals process for a property owner served with a mitigation notice. Provides that the Department must make a good faith effort to respond to a mitigation plan submitted by an owner within 8 business hours. Provides that the Department must maintain a specified paint list and follow certain requirements for forms. Makes other changes.