HB-5118, As Passed Senate, September 15, 2004
SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NO. 5118
A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled
"Public health code,"
(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 5474c; and to
repeal acts and parts of acts.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
1 Sec. 5474c. (1) The commission shall study the
2 environmental threats of lead poisoning to children's health,
3 review this state's lead poisoning prevention program, evaluate
4 the effectiveness of that program, including, but not limited to,
5 the ability of the program to satisfy federal law requirements
6 that 100% of all young children enrolled in medicaid shall be
7 screened with a blood lead test, and make recommendations for
8 improvements to that program.
9 (2) The commission shall consider all information received
10 from its public hearings, review information from other sources,
1 and study the experiences of other states. The commission shall
2 develop short- and long-range strategic recommendations for
3 childhood lead poisoning prevention and control in this state.
4 The recommendations shall include, but are not limited to,
5 strategies to:
6 (a) Enhance public and professional awareness of lead
7 poisoning as a child health emergency.
8 (b) Significantly increase blood lead testing rates for young
10 (c) Eliminate or manage the sources of lead poisoning,
11 especially focusing on lead-based paint in aged housing.
12 (d) Assure state interagency as well as public and private
13 cooperation and communication regarding resolution of this
14 complex environmental and public health problem.
15 (3) The childhood lead poisoning prevention and control
16 commission shall submit a written report of its findings,
17 including the recommendations under subsection (2), to the
18 governor and the legislature by March 31, 2005 and annually
19 thereafter by March 31 of each year. A representative of the
20 department of community health shall provide testimony
21 summarizing the findings and recommendations of the commission to
22 the standing committees of the senate and house of
23 representatives with jurisdiction over issues pertaining to
24 public health and children.
25 (4) As used in this section, "commission" means the
26 commission created and appointed by the governor or the
27 organization designated by the governor under section 5474a.
1 (5) This section is repealed effective July 1, 2007.
2 Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take
3 effect unless Senate Bill No. 753 of the 92nd Legislature is
4 enacted into law.