N.Y. Public Health Law Section 1370-E
Reporting lead exposure levels


1.

Every physician or authorized practitioner shall give notice of elevated lead levels as specified by the commissioner pursuant to regulation, to the health officer of the health district wherein the patient resides, except as otherwise provided.

2.

The commissioner may, by regulation, provide that cases of elevated lead levels which occur (a) in health districts of less than fifty thousand population not having a full-time health officer, or

(b)

in state institutions shall be reported directly to the department or its district health officer.

3.

Whenever an analysis of a clinical specimen for lead is performed by a laboratory or a physician or authorized practitioner, the director of such laboratory or such physician or authorized practitioner shall, within such period specified by the commissioner report the results and any related information in connection therewith to the local and state health officer to whom a physician or authorized practitioner is required to report such cases pursuant to this section.

4.

The person in charge of every hospital, clinic, or other similar public or private institution shall give notice of every child with an elevated blood lead level coming under the care of the institution to the local or state health officer to whom a physician or authorized practitioner is required to report such cases pursuant to this section.

5.

The notices required by this section shall be in a form and filed in such time period as shall be prescribed by the commissioner.

Source: Section 1370-E — Reporting lead exposure levels, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/1370-E (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1370-E’s source at nysenate​.gov

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