Chief Sponsor: Stewart E. Barlow

Senate Sponsor: Jani Iwamoto


9     General Description:
10          This bill creates a program to increase testing and education regarding lead exposure for
11     children.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     creates a program within the Department of Health to increase education and testing
15     for lead exposure in children; and
16          ▸     creates a restricted account to fund the activities of the program created in this bill.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
22     ENACTS:
23          26-10-15, Utah Code Annotated 1953

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26          Section 1. Section 26-10-15 is enacted to read:
27          26-10-15. Lead exposure public education and testing.

28          (1) (a) The department shall establish and conduct a public education program to
29     inform parents of children who are two years old or younger regarding:
30          (i) the effects of lead exposure in children;
31          (ii) the availability of free screening and testing for lead exposure; and
32          (iii) other available preventative measures.
33          (b) The department may recommend consideration of screening and testing during the
34     first year or second year well child clinical visit.
35          (2) (a) The department shall provide the information described in Subsection (1) to
36     organizations that regularly provide care or services for children who are 5 years old or
37     younger.
38          (b) The department may work with the following organizations to share the
39     information described in Subsection (1):
40          (i) a child care program licensed under Title 26, Chapter 39, Utah Child Care Licensing
41     Act, and the employees of the child care program;
42          (ii) a health care facility licensed under Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility
43     Licensing and Inspection Act;
44          (iii) a person providing child care under a program that is described in Subsection
45     26-39-403(2);
46          (iv) an individual offering health education in a school district, including a school
47     nurse under Section 53G-9-204;
48          (v) a health care provider offering care to pregnant women and infants;
49          (vi) a religious, ecclesiastical, or denominational organization offering children's
50     programs as a part of worship services;
51          (vii) an organization that advocates for public education, testing, and screening of
52     children for lead exposure; and
53          (viii) any other person that the department believes would advance public education
54     regarding the effects of lead exposure on children.
55          (3) (a) There is created a restricted account within the General Fund known as the
56     "Childhood Lead Testing Prevention and Education Restricted Account."
57          (b) The restricted account consists of:
58          (i) money appropriated to the restricted account by the Legislature;

59          (ii) private donations; and
60          (iii) all income and interest derived from the deposit and investment of money in the
61     account.
62          (c) Subject to legislative appropriations, money in the restricted account may be used
63     to fund activities related to the program created in this section.