TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-1
Department of Health

SECTION 23-1-5.1


§ 23-1-5.1 Laboratory testing services.

(a) The director of health is authorized to provide, upon request, testing for all private water supplies used as sources of drinking water. This testing shall be on a voluntary basis and does not confer upon the director or department of health jurisdiction over that private water supply, in addition to that provided for elsewhere.

(b) The director is further authorized to provide, upon request, testing for public water supplies used as sources of drinking water. The testing shall be on a voluntary basis and does not confer upon the director or department of health jurisdiction over public water supplies in addition to that provided for elsewhere.

(c) The director of health is further authorized to provide, upon request, testing for other substances of public health concern such as radon in air, lead in paint and soil, and other indoor air pollutants. The testing shall be on a voluntary basis and does not confer upon the director or department of health any additional jurisdiction.

(d) The director is further authorized to establish fees by regulation. The fees as established by the director shall be related to the costs incurred in operating the program and may include administrative, personnel, equipment, and any other related costs necessary to carry out the provisions of this section of the law. All fees collected under this section shall be placed into the general fund.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 538, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 47, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 58; P.L. 2002, ch. 161, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 162, § 1.)