March 1, 2006, Introduced by Reps. Schuitmaker, Jones, Ball, Gosselin, Sheltrown, Hansen, Polidori, Green, Elsenheimer, Kahn, Stahl, Mortimer and Pearce and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.
A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled
"Public health code,"
by amending section 12103 (MCL 333.12103), as amended by 1985 PA
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 12103. The department shall serve as the environmental
health agency for this state to facilitate a uniform approach to
environmental health by the various public and private entities
involved in that field and shall:
(a) Advise the governor, boards, commissions, and state
agencies on matters of the environment as those matters affect the
health of the people of this state.
(b) Cooperate with and provide environmental health resource
support to state and local health planning agencies and other
state, district, and local agencies mandated by law or otherwise
designated to develop, maintain, or administer state and local
health programs and plans, and other public and private entities
involved in environmental health activities.
(c) Develop and maintain the capability to monitor and
evaluate conditions which represent potential and actual
environmental health hazards, reporting its findings to appropriate
state departments and local jurisdictions, and to the public as
(d) Provide an environmental health policy for the state and
an environmental health services plan to include environmental
health activities of local health jurisdictions.
(e) Serve as the central repository and clearinghouse for the
collection, evaluation, and dissemination of data and information
on environmental health hazards, programs, and practices.
(f) Within 1 year after the effective date of the amendatory
act that added this subdivision and in consultation with the
department of environmental quality, develop a cleanup of
clandestine drug labs guidance document that includes, but is not
limited to, detailed protocols for the preliminary site assessment,
remediation, and post-cleanup assessment of indoor environments and