House Bill 424
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
Out of Committee 6/6/18
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACT.
At this time, the 24-month testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based upon the risk factors that determine when testing is necessary. This bill simplifies the requirements and the process for physicians and eliminates confusion that may be causing the low compliance rate for the second test. With better compliance, the Division of Public Health will have a much clearer picture of lead exposure in Delaware. This bill also requires the Division of Public Health to review the criteria for testing every 5 years. This requirement would actively foster discussions between the Division and stakeholders to ensure that the best balance is struck between the burden of testing and the protection to children.
Takes effect upon being signed into law