37.114.546 LEAD POISONING: ELEVATED BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN CHILDREN
(1) When an elevated capillary test of a child aged 13 or under shows an elevated blood lead level (EBL) greater than or equal to 10 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl), the health care provider who ordered the capillary test must confirm the results as soon as possible by a venous draw.
(2) In the case of an elevated venous level, the health care provider must retest the blood lead level at intervals recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, until two consecutive tests taken at least two months apart show a level of less than 10 ug/dl.
(3) The department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the recommendations for blood lead testing intervals for children with elevated venous levels published in November 1997 by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and contained in CDC's manual "Screening Young Children for Lead Poisoning: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials", which contains guidance for identifying children with dangerous blood lead levels and intervening to protect them. A copy of the manual is available from the Centers for Disease Control, MASO Publications Distribution Facility, 5665 New Peachtree Road (PO7), Atlanta, GA 30341.
History: 50-1-202, MCA; IMP, 50-1-202, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2528, Eff. 9/22/00; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 913.