DE HB424 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-3)
Status: Introduced on May 30 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-06-06 - Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 10 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


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.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act.



2018-06-06 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 10 On Its Merits
2018-05-30 Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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