15A NCAC 18A .3103       EXAMINATION AND TESTING

(a)  When the Department learns of a lead poisoning hazard in a residential housing unit or a child-occupied facility, the Department shall notify the parents of all children less than six years old who reside in, regularly visit, or attend the unit or facility.  The notice shall advise the parents of the adverse health effects of lead exposure and recommend that they have their child examined and tested.

(b)  Examination and testing shall be required for all children in a residential housing unit or a child-occupied facility in which a lead poisoning hazard has been identified if any child tested who has resided in, regularly visited, or attended the unit or facility has an elevated blood lead level.

(c)  Notification of the need for testing shall be repeated every six months until all lead-based paint hazards have been abated and all other lead poisoning hazards have been remediated.

(d)  Children less than six months old are not required to be tested when lead poisoning hazards are identified in a residential housing unit or a child-occupied facility.  The Department may require that these children be examined and tested within 30 days after reaching six months of age if they continue to reside in, regularly visit, or attend a unit or facility containing lead poisoning hazards.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-131.5; 130A‑131.7; 130A-131.8; 130A-131.9;

Eff. October 1, 1990;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 19I .0103 Eff. August 28, 1991;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 21E .0403 Eff. February 18, 1992;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1996;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 21, 1997;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999.