(A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the lead poisoning prevention fund. The fund shall include all moneys appropriated to the department of health for the administration and enforcement of sections 3742.31 to 3742.50 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections. Any grants, contributions, or other moneys collected by the department for purposes of preventing lead poisoning shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the fund.
(B) Moneys in the fund shall be used solely for the purposes of the child lead poisoning prevention program established under section 3742.31 of the Revised Code, including providing financial assistance to individuals who are unable to pay for the following:
(1) Costs associated with obtaining lead tests and lead poisoning treatment for children under six years of age who are not covered by private medical insurance or are underinsured, are not eligible for the medicaid program or any other government health program, and do not have access to another source of funds to cover the cost of lead tests and any indicated treatments;
(2) Costs associated with having lead abatement performed or having the preventive treatments specified in section 3742.41 of the Revised Code performed.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 04-07-2003