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254.158

254.158 Screening recommendations. The department may promulgate rules specifying recommended lead poisoning or lead exposure screening methods and intervals for children under 6 years of age. Any rules promulgated under this section:

254.158(1)

(1) Shall meet any federal requirements for the screening of children under 6 years of age.

254.158(1m)

(1m) May include an appropriate questionnaire regarding potential exposure to lead and products containing lead.

254.158(2)

(2) Shall permit at least the following persons to provide screening services:

254.158(2)(a)

(a) A person licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy under ch. 448.

254.158(2)(b)

(b) A nurse registered, permitted or licensed under ch. 441.

254.158(2)(c)

(c) A public health nurse under s. 250.06 (1).

254.158(3)

(3) Shall exempt a child from the lead screening recommendations if the child's parent, guardian or legal custodian signs a written waiver objecting to the lead poisoning screening for reasons of health, religion or personal conviction.

254.158(4)

(4) Shall exempt a child from the lead poisoning screening recommendations if the child's parent, guardian or legal custodian presents written evidence of a lead screening that was conducted within the previous 6 months, or other time period specified by the department by rule, and that was conducted in accordance with the laws or rules of another state whose laws or rules the department determines to be at least as stringent as the screening methods and intervals recommended under this section.

254.158 – ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 450.