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211.903 Testing for lead poisoning. (1) Testing for lead poisoning shall be an eligible benefit for recipients of the Commonwealth's Medical Assistance Program. In addition, testing for lead <br>poisoning shall be made available as part of the regular immunization program <br>offered by the cabinet and shall be provided without charge by the cabinet and by <br>local health departments. (2) The secretary shall establish programs throughout the Commonwealth, with priority given to high-risk areas, for the voluntary screening and diagnosis of at-risk <br>persons. Such programs shall systematically test for elevated lead blood levels in all <br>at-risk persons seventy-two (72) months of age and younger and shall include an <br>outreach program if necessary. Priority shall be given to at-risk persons who are one <br>(1) year of age through three (3) years of age. Such programs shall not apply to <br>those persons having religious objections to such testing. Such testing shall be made <br>by such means and at such intervals as the secretary shall by regulation determine <br>may be medically necessary and proper. (3) The secretary shall be responsible for providing follow-up screening and diagnostic programs for those persons who were previously diagnosed and treated for lead <br>poisoning or were previously diagnosed as having an elevated lead blood level. The <br>frequency with which follow-up shall be performed shall be determined by the <br>secretary. Effective: July 12, 2006 <br>History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 180, sec. 5, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 20, sec. 4, effective June 21, 1974.

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211.903 Testing for lead poisoning. (1) Testing for lead poisoning shall be an eligible benefit for recipients of the Commonwealth's Medical Assistance Program. In addition, testing for lead <br>poisoning shall be made available as part of the regular immunization program <br>offered by the cabinet and shall be provided without charge by the cabinet and by <br>local health departments. (2) The secretary shall establish programs throughout the Commonwealth, with priority given to high-risk areas, for the voluntary screening and diagnosis of at-risk <br>persons. Such programs shall systematically test for elevated lead blood levels in all <br>at-risk persons seventy-two (72) months of age and younger and shall include an <br>outreach program if necessary. Priority shall be given to at-risk persons who are one <br>(1) year of age through three (3) years of age. Such programs shall not apply to <br>those persons having religious objections to such testing. Such testing shall be made <br>by such means and at such intervals as the secretary shall by regulation determine <br>may be medically necessary and proper. (3) The secretary shall be responsible for providing follow-up screening and diagnostic programs for those persons who were previously diagnosed and treated for lead <br>poisoning or were previously diagnosed as having an elevated lead blood level. The <br>frequency with which follow-up shall be performed shall be determined by the <br>secretary. Effective: July 12, 2006 <br>History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 180, sec. 5, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 20, sec. 4, effective June 21, 1974.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 211-00 > 903

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211.903 Testing for lead poisoning. (1) Testing for lead poisoning shall be an eligible benefit for recipients of the Commonwealth's Medical Assistance Program. In addition, testing for lead <br>poisoning shall be made available as part of the regular immunization program <br>offered by the cabinet and shall be provided without charge by the cabinet and by <br>local health departments. (2) The secretary shall establish programs throughout the Commonwealth, with priority given to high-risk areas, for the voluntary screening and diagnosis of at-risk <br>persons. Such programs shall systematically test for elevated lead blood levels in all <br>at-risk persons seventy-two (72) months of age and younger and shall include an <br>outreach program if necessary. Priority shall be given to at-risk persons who are one <br>(1) year of age through three (3) years of age. Such programs shall not apply to <br>those persons having religious objections to such testing. Such testing shall be made <br>by such means and at such intervals as the secretary shall by regulation determine <br>may be medically necessary and proper. (3) The secretary shall be responsible for providing follow-up screening and diagnostic programs for those persons who were previously diagnosed and treated for lead <br>poisoning or were previously diagnosed as having an elevated lead blood level. The <br>frequency with which follow-up shall be performed shall be determined by the <br>secretary. Effective: July 12, 2006 <br>History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 180, sec. 5, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 20, sec. 4, effective June 21, 1974.

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