§ 23-24.6-5. Environmental lead program.
(a) There is established within the department of health an environmental lead program which shall be responsible for creating a coordinated and comprehensive program for lead poisoning prevention, including screening and detection, education, lead hazard reduction, and enforcement. The program shall exercise any and all authorities of the department which may be necessary and appropriate, including but not limited to promulgating and enforcing regulations, which regulations shall set forth a general framework for actions to be taken in response to childhood lead poisoning at different blood lead levels.
(b) The department shall develop an educational program regarding environmental lead exposures and lead poisoning.
(c) The department shall promulgate regulations for acceptable environmental lead levels in dwellings, where a child under the age of six (6) years with environmental intervention blood lead level or greater resides, and in buildings or properties frequently used by children under the age of six (6) years, including standards for lead on painted surfaces and surface coatings, drinking water, household dusts, and soil.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 355, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 10; P.L. 2002, ch. 187, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 188, § 2.)