Eloise Gómez Reyes
- District 47
Existing law, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1991, requires the State Department of Public Health to adopt regulations establishing a standard of care at least as stringent as the most recent federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screening guidelines, whereby all children are evaluated for risk of lead poisoning by health care providers during each child's periodic health assessment. Existing law requires a laboratory that performs a blood lead analysis on a specimen of human blood drawn in California to report specified information to the State Department of Public Health for each analysis on every person tested and requires other specified information to be reported when the laboratory has that information. Existing law authorizes the department to fine a laboratory that knowingly fails to meet the reporting requirements. This bill would, beginning on July 1, 2023, require the laboratory to report additional information, including the National Provider Identifier (NPI) of the health care provider that ordered the analysis, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) number and the NPI of the laboratory, and the person's race, ethnicity, and pregnancy status. The bill would require a laboratory to request all of the required information from the health care provider who obtained the blood sample or ordered the test, but would waive the laboratory's reporting requirement when the health care provider cannot, or will not, provide the requested information. Existing law requires the laboratory to report within 3 working days if the result of the blood lead analysis is a blood lead level equal to or greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood and within 30 working days if the blood lead level is lower that threshold. This bill would make the threshold for reporting within 3 working days the most recent CDC reference level for an elevated blood lead level. Existing law requires that all information reported be confidential, except that the department is authorized to share the information for the purpose of surveillance, case management, investigation, environmental assessment, environmental remediation, or abatement with the local health department, environmental health agency, or building department, and with the State Department of Health Care Services for the purpose of determining whether children enrolled in Medi-Cal are being screened for lead poisoning and receiving appropriate related services. This bill would authorize the department to share the information for purposes of care coordination as well. The bill would authorize the department to share the information with specified health care providers and with the person to whom the information pertains, with the voluntary written consent of the person to whom the information pertains or the person authorized to give consent on behalf of the individual, and when required by state or federal law, or court order. The bill would also authorize the department to share the information for research, as specified.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 528, Statutes of 2022.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 5983.).
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 4906.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 20 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From Consent Calendar.
Ordered to third reading.
Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
From committee: Be ordered to second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and ordered to Consent Calendar.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 8). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 5035.)
Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 18).
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 26).
In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/16/22 - Introduced|
|05/02/22 - Amended Assembly|
|06/21/22 - Amended Senate|
|08/08/22 - Amended Senate|
|08/24/22 - Enrolled|
|09/25/22 - Chaptered|
|04/22/22- Assembly Health|
|05/16/22- Assembly Appropriations|
|06/06/22- Senate Health|
|06/10/22- Senate Judiciary|
|06/29/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|08/10/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|08/19/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
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