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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 038 : LEAD POISONING PREVENTION

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1754)
  •  [Section 1754 effective until occurrence of contingency; see also contingent amendment to section 1754 .]

    § 1754. Public education

    (a) Beginning January 1, 1994, the Commissioner of Health shall prepare and distribute clear and simple printed materials describing the dangers of lead poisoning, the need for parents to have their child screened, how to have a child tested, and recommended nutrition and housekeeping practices. The Commissioner shall work with persons and organizations involved in occupations that may involve lead-based paint hazards or childhood lead poisoning to distribute the materials to their clients, patients, students, or customers, such as realtors, subcontractors, apartment owners, public housing authorities, pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse clinics, child clinics, other health care providers, child care and preschool operators, and kindergarten teachers. The Commissioner shall also identify those points in time or specific occasions when members of the public are in contact with public agencies and lead might be an issue, such as building permits, home renovations, the WIC program, and programs established under 33 V.S.A. chapters 10, 11, and 12, and make the materials available on these occasions.

    (b) The Commissioner shall prepare an appropriate media campaign to educate the public on lead poisoning prevention. The Commissioner shall encourage professional property managers, rehab and weatherization contractors, minimum housing inspectors, social workers, and visiting nurses to attend education and awareness workshops.

    (c) The Commissioner shall develop a program or approve a program, or both, to train owners and managers of rental target housing and child care facilities and their employees to perform essential maintenance practices. The names and addresses of all persons who attend the approved training program shall be maintained as a public record that the Commissioner shall provide to the Department of Housing and Community Development. (Added 1993, No. 94, § 3; amended 1995, No. 165 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 116; 2015, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 47.)

  •  [Contingent amendments to section 1754; see also section 1754 .]

    § 1754. Public education

    (a) The Commissioner shall prepare and distribute clear and simple materials describing the dangers of lead poisoning, the need for parents to have their child screened, how to have a child tested, and recommended nutrition and housekeeping practices. The Commissioner shall work with persons and organizations involved in occupations that may involve lead hazards or childhood lead poisoning to distribute the materials to their tenants, clients, patients, students, or customers, such as realtors, subcontractors, apartment owners, public housing authorities, pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse clinics, child clinics, other health care providers, child care and preschool operators, and kindergarten teachers. The Commissioner shall also identify those points in time or specific occasions when members of the public are in contact with public agencies and lead might be an issue, such as building permits, home renovations, the WIC program, and programs established under 33 V.S.A. chapters 10, 11, and 12, and make the materials available on these occasions.

    (b) The Commissioner shall prepare an appropriate media campaign to educate the public on lead poisoning prevention. The campaign shall include education targeting owner-occupied residences regarding the importance of following safe maintenance and work practices when there is a potential for exposure to lead-based paint. (Added 1993, No. 94, § 3; amended 1995, No. 165 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 116; 2015, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 47; 2017, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)